PC Gaming Build(1300$)

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It is going to be Black Friday so I was looking into building my own PC since there will be some good deals going on.
What I am looking for:
-pc that can play csgo, LoL, WoW very well
-can be used for editing(minimal editing)
-used for trading(shouldn't be an issue)
Also, would want to have a pc that can have a tron look meaning the lighting and white case. If I need to pay more I will consider it.
I do need Microsoft but I will get that separately and same thing with a monitor. Thank you for helping :) Looking to build a unique one
 

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Black Friday deals have been going on all week. Better get them while you can. This case can change colors, it is RGB not just green.

*Update: I just saw you said white case. I'll have to change that.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i5-8600K 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($241.98 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock - Z370 Extreme4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Team - Vulcan 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Kingston - A400 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($39.49 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.89 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Sapphire - Radeon RX 580 8 GB NITRO+ Video Card ($209.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Phanteks - ECLIPSE P400 TEMPERED GLASS ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg Business)
Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA G2 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($98.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $994.30
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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or an AMD build for less.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor ($159.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus - ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard ($124.01 @ B&H)
Memory: Team - Vulcan 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Kingston - A400 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($39.49 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.89 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Sapphire - Radeon RX 580 8 GB NITRO+ Video Card ($209.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Phanteks - ECLIPSE P400 TEMPERED GLASS ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg Business)
Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA G2 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($98.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $901.33
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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Those games are categorized as ESports titles and do not need expensive hardware to run. Do you plan to overclock your system, do you care about RGB and does the budget have to include a monitor and peripherals? If you already have a monitor what is the resolution or what resolution would you like your monitor to be?
 

volkgren

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With your updated budget.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i5-8600K 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($241.98 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: NZXT - Kraken X52 Rev 2 73.11 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($132.44 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock - Z370 Extreme4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($134.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung - 860 Evo 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($127.98 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.89 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Sapphire - Radeon RX 580 8 GB NITRO+ Video Card ($209.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT - H500i (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($84.99 @ B&H)
Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA G2 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($98.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1275.23
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-21 15:45 EST-0500
 
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I would buy a monitor separately but not sure what kind of monitor I would like yet...unless you have preferences. Definitely would like it to be the bang for its buck. Roughly 300ish. And Not sure what RGB is. I am still noonish to this. And overclocking I am not sure might consider it if its preferred.
 
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Thank you!
 
The PC alone hits the $1300 budget. Everything including a 4ms 1440 IPS monitor:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
CPU: Intel - Core i7-8700K 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor ($339.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: CRYORIG - H5 Ultimate 76 CFM CPU Cooler ($75.88 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte - Z370XP SLI (rev. 1.0) ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung - 860 Evo 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($72.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($498.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Fractal Design - Focus G (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA G2 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Acer - CB271HU bmidprx 27.0" 2560x1440 60 Hz Monitor ($280.95 @ Amazon)
Total: $1588.75
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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PCPartPicker part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/ZQ6zjy
Price breakdown by merchant: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/ZQ6zjy/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel - Core i5-8600K 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($241.98 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: NZXT - Kraken X52 Rev 2 73.11 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($132.44 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock - Z370 Extreme4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($134.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung - 860 Evo 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($127.98 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.89 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Zotac - GeForce GTX 1080 8 GB AMP! Edition Video Card ($439.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT - H500i (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($84.99 @ B&H)
Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA G2 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1371.24
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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Drop the OS license and get a better GFX ;)

You can get a OS license for 25$ online.
 
Nov 21, 2018
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DO these have RBG? I finally realized that this is for the lights. Thank you. Really wanting to make this build.
 
Nov 21, 2018
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I am sorry to keep asking since I really want to build this but are there any components I can change to make RBG? Any that you would recommend?
 

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No, none of that has RGB. The NZXT Kraken X42, X52, X62 is a really good looking RGB liquid cooler that I think you would like if you want RGB. The NZXT RGB fans are also nice. The fans are out of stock right now though, but you can look around at other retailers for them and the cooler. These would add some nice RGB to the build.

https://www.nzxt.com/products/aer-rgb
https://www.nzxt.com/products/kraken-x52
 
I went a little over budget, but this build is amazing:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
CPU: AMD - Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7 GHz 8-Core Processor ($279.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Corsair - H100i RGB PLATINUM 75 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($159.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI - B450M MORTAR TITANIUM Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($97.97 @ B&H)
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance RGB Pro 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($154.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Team - T-FORCE DELTA RGB 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB GAMING OC Video Card ($549.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair - Air 240 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - PRIME SNOWSILENT 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1482.90
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-22 11:00 EST-0500

The 2700x is an absolute and utter STEAL!!
 
Here is the list:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7 GHz 8-Core Processor ($279.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte - B450 AORUS ELITE ATX AM4 Motherboard ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung - 860 Evo 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($72.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Zotac - GeForce RTX 2080 8 GB GAMING AMP Video Card ($699.99 @ B&H)
Case: Corsair - 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair - RMx (2018) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1357.93
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-22 11:27 EST-0500

This build with RTX2080 will perform around 35% better than RTX2070 build. Definitely not RGB but is classic looking build. All high quality components.
 
Mount the radiator on the top:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
CPU: Intel - Core i5-9600K 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor ($249.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Corsair - H100i RGB PLATINUM 75 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($159.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte - Z370XP SLI (rev. 1.0) ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance RGB Pro 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($154.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung - 860 Evo 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($72.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB GAMING OC Video Card ($549.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Fractal Design - Focus G (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA G2 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Fractal Design - FD-FAN-SSLL-120-WT 41.8 CFM 120mm Fan ($6.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $1374.90
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-22 12:19 EST-0500
 
This is the closest I could come to budget to meet the following demands:
1. Practical
2. Performance
3. Aesthetics
4. RGB

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
CPU: Intel - Core i5-8600K 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($239.99)
CPU Cooler: Enermax - ETS-T40F-W 105.9 CFM CPU Cooler ($48.74 @ Newegg Business)
Motherboard: Gigabyte - Z370XP SLI (rev. 1.0) ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Team - Night Hawk RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung - 860 Evo 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($72.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11 GB Turbo Video Card ($754.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design - Focus G (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - S12II 620 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1411.65
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-22 13:14 EST-0500
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI - B450M MORTAR TITANIUM Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($97.97 @ B&H)
Memory: Team - Night Hawk RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung - 860 Evo 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($72.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11 GB Turbo Video Card ($754.98 @ Newegg)
Case: SAMA - Maxcool-W-15LEDLight MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($44.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - S12II 620 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1305.89
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-22 13:23 EST-0500
 
Nov 21, 2018
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Thank you so much! I bought all the components and can't wait to build it. This will be my first PC to ever build. Haven't had a pc in over 3 years now. Just have to buy the monitor and Microsoft and i will be good(you said it was 25$ but isn't it usually like 100?)
 
You can definitely get Windows for less than a 100. I work for a company that is a Microsoft certified partner so I don't have to pay for it and therefore i'm not the guy that can provide that information. However, just make sure you mount the radiator in the front in a "push" configuration and keep the front grill clean from dust. Take the stock fans that come with it and mount one on the top so it's exhausting air out the top of the case.
 

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