Question 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!
 
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.
 
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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