Question is this a good pc build for budget gaming?

Aug 21, 2019
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PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/F7LDcq

CPU: Intel Core i5-9400F 2.9 GHz 6-Core Processor ($144.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($33.48 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($95.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 3 GB GT OC Video Card ($229.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master MasterBox NR600 (w/ODD) ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: EVGA BR 500 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($48.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $768.40
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-16 17:35 EST-0500
 

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I'd go a 1660 over the 1060 3G, better AND cheaper. Then up the PSU quality as the BR are pretty substandard from my recollection:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i5-9400F 2.9 GHz 6-Core Processor ($144.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($33.48 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($95.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 1660 6 GB VENTUS XS OC Video Card ($198.99 @ B&H)
Case: Cooler Master MasterBox NR600 (w/ODD) ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: Corsair CX (2017) 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Corsair)
Total: $748.41
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-16 17:39 EST-0500
 
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I'd go a 1660 over the 1060 3G, better AND cheaper. Then up the PSU quality as the BR are pretty substandard from my recollection:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i5-9400F 2.9 GHz 6-Core Processor ($144.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($33.48 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($95.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 1660 6 GB VENTUS XS OC Video Card ($198.99 @ B&H)
Case: Cooler Master MasterBox NR600 (w/ODD) ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: Corsair CX (2017) 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Corsair)
Total: $748.41
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-16 17:39 EST-0500
PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/kRw68M

CPU: Intel Core i5-9400F 2.9 GHz 6-Core Processor
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.89 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 1660 6 GB GAMING X Video Card ($249.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master MasterBox NR600 (w/ODD) ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: EVGA BR 500 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($48.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $598.83
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-16 18:25 EST-0500


does this look good for everything fitting inside the case and working well together. will everything in this build work?
 

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PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/kRw68M

CPU: Intel Core i5-9400F 2.9 GHz 6-Core Processor
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.89 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 1660 6 GB GAMING X Video Card ($249.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master MasterBox NR600 (w/ODD) ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: EVGA BR 500 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($48.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $598.83
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-16 18:25 EST-0500


does this look good for everything fitting inside the case and working well together. will everything in this build work?
I would actually prioritise the PSU over everything else. EVGA make a ton of trash PSUs, and we see far too many people buy cheap PSUs for them to cause instability and damage to their system.

Your choice ultimately, but you should never go cheap on a PSU. The CX I recommended above is almost the minimum recommendable quality PSU, the BR will work, but it is not great quality.
 
I agree about going with a 1660 or 1660 SUPER rather than a 1060 3GB, unless you are seeing substantially better pricing for that part somewhere. A 1660 will typically be around 25-50% faster than a 1060 3GB in modern games at 1080p with the graphics settings turned up, and a 1660 SUPER will generally be around 10-15% faster still. Since the 1660 SUPER is available starting at around $230, it doesn't make much sense to spend that much on a 1060 3GB. Likewise, I wouldn't spend much more than $200 on the standard 1660 now that the 1660 SUPER is out.
 

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