[SOLVED] New Intel Budget Gaming Build Help

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I compiled a pcpartpicker list for a New Intel Budget Gaming Build that is not a one-time build (it is for future upgrades). The maximum budget is $1,400.

The primary use is for FPS shooters.

A low profile keyboard is a requirement. RGB for keyboard is not necessary but would be nice to have.

$215.43Intel Core i5-9600K 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor
$42.01Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition 42 CFM CPU Cooler
$129.28MSI Z390-A PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard
$86.17Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory
$70.01Samsung 860 Evo 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
$59.25Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
$269.36Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6 GB GAMING OC Video Card
$96.26Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case
$134.67Corsair RM (2019) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply
$50.63upHere T7SYC7 120 mm Fans 6-Pack
$161.61MSI Optix G241VC 23.6" 1920x1080 75 Hz Monitor
$53.74Corsair K55 RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard
$64.63Glorious PC Gaming Race MODEL D GLOSSY Wired Optical Mouse
$1,433.05Grand Total (https://pcpartpicker.com/list/4MbYTJ)

Is there any part in the list that should be replaced or can be improved in the list?

Would appreciate anybody's input and thanks in advance!
 
I compiled a pcpartpicker list for a New Intel Budget Gaming Build that is not a one-time build (it is for future upgrades). The maximum budget is $1,400.

The primary use is for FPS shooters.

A low profile keyboard is a requirement. RGB for keyboard is not necessary but would be nice to have.

$215.43Intel Core i5-9600K 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor
$42.01Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition 42 CFM CPU Cooler
$129.28MSI Z390-A PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard
$86.17Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory
$70.01Samsung 860 Evo 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
$59.25Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
$269.36Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6 GB GAMING OC Video Card
$96.26Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case
$134.67Corsair RM (2019) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply
$50.63upHere T7SYC7 120 mm Fans 6-Pack
$161.61MSI Optix G241VC 23.6" 1920x1080 75 Hz Monitor
$53.74Corsair K55 RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard
$64.63Glorious PC Gaming Race MODEL D GLOSSY Wired Optical Mouse
$1,433.05Grand Total (https://pcpartpicker.com/list/4MbYTJ)

Is there any part in the list that should be replaced or can be improved in the list?

Would appreciate anybody's input and thanks in advance!
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($85.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 860 Evo 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($64.98 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6 GB GAMING OC Video Card ($249.99 @ B&H)
Case: Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair RM (2019) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($124.99 @ Corsair)
Case Fan: upHere T7SYC7 120 mm Fans 6-Pack ($46.99 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Pixio PX329 31.5" 2560x1440 165 Hz Monitor ($304.98 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Corsair K55 RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard ($49.88 @ Amazon)
Mouse: Glorious PC Gaming Race MODEL D GLOSSY Wired Optical Mouse ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1387.75
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-10-25 19:46 EDT-0400


Spend more on a nicer monitor now, you can run games at 1080p in windowed mode.
Future upgrades a zen 3 chip when they release the 5600
Kept the overspecced PSU for a future GPU upgrade
 

NightHawkRMX

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9600k has stutter issues. Also, its on a dead end socket so your upgrade options are somewhat limited.
The Hyper 212 isn't great. Probably enough for a mild oc, but not ideal. The only time a 9600k makes sense is overclocked to the moon.
Z390 a pro is basically the same. Probably enough for an oc, but not a good board.
SSD is overpriced.
You don't need that fancy of a PSU for this system, even if you want to upgrade in the future.
Monitor is very overpriced. Costs double what it should just since its curved. If you want a competitive experience, go 144hz anyhow.
 

Nemesia

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Get a 6 Cores 12 Threads CPU minimum. Change that Corsair RM PSU for a RMx. Get a Noctua CPU air cooler. You can buy a cheaper SSD that would do the same job. That GTX 1660 Super is a good 1080p card that has been sold a lot. Price / Performance it's a good card.
 
I compiled a pcpartpicker list for a New Intel Budget Gaming Build that is not a one-time build (it is for future upgrades). The maximum budget is $1,400.

The primary use is for FPS shooters.

A low profile keyboard is a requirement. RGB for keyboard is not necessary but would be nice to have.

$215.43Intel Core i5-9600K 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor
$42.01Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition 42 CFM CPU Cooler
$129.28MSI Z390-A PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard
$86.17Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory
$70.01Samsung 860 Evo 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
$59.25Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
$269.36Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6 GB GAMING OC Video Card
$96.26Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case
$134.67Corsair RM (2019) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply
$50.63upHere T7SYC7 120 mm Fans 6-Pack
$161.61MSI Optix G241VC 23.6" 1920x1080 75 Hz Monitor
$53.74Corsair K55 RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard
$64.63Glorious PC Gaming Race MODEL D GLOSSY Wired Optical Mouse
$1,433.05Grand Total (https://pcpartpicker.com/list/4MbYTJ)

Is there any part in the list that should be replaced or can be improved in the list?

Would appreciate anybody's input and thanks in advance!
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($85.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 860 Evo 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($64.98 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6 GB GAMING OC Video Card ($249.99 @ B&H)
Case: Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair RM (2019) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($124.99 @ Corsair)
Case Fan: upHere T7SYC7 120 mm Fans 6-Pack ($46.99 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Pixio PX329 31.5" 2560x1440 165 Hz Monitor ($304.98 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Corsair K55 RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard ($49.88 @ Amazon)
Mouse: Glorious PC Gaming Race MODEL D GLOSSY Wired Optical Mouse ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1387.75
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-10-25 19:46 EDT-0400


Spend more on a nicer monitor now, you can run games at 1080p in windowed mode.
Future upgrades a zen 3 chip when they release the 5600
Kept the overspecced PSU for a future GPU upgrade
 

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