Really need help choosing parts for my first ever pc build, 2800$ budget.

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Hey everybody, this is my first ever post on here. I’ve never built a pc before and honestly know very little about pc parts so if someone could make me a parts list I’d very much appreciate it! The budget also includes monitor, keyboard, mouse, OS, etc. since I don’t own any of those. I’d like the fans to be as quiet as possible since I have a hearing problem that makes my ears quite sensitive. I know liquid cooling is an option but I’m a bit scared I’d mess that up as a completele novice. The pc would mainly be used for gaming, streaming and music producing.

I hope this all isn’t too much to ask, and again any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks a bunch in advance!
 
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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i7-8086K 4GHz 6-Core Processor ($424.73 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: NZXT - Kraken X62 Rev 2 98.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($145.89 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus - ROG MAXIMUS X HERO (WI-FI AC) ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($256.62 @ Newegg Marketplace)
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($188.80 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Samsung - 970 Evo 500GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($197.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate - BarraCuda 4TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($92.89 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB STRIX GAMING OC Video Card ($834.98 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT - H500i (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($94.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($95.89 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: AOC - AG241QX 23.8" 2560x1440 144Hz Monitor ($299.99 @ Best Buy)
Keyboard: Logitech - G810 Orion Spectrum RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard ($69.99 @ Best Buy)
Mouse: Logitech - G502 Proteus Spectrum Wired Optical Mouse ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $2832.74
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-06-29 06:37 EDT-0400

Amazing performance for the computer with a great monitor, mouse, and keyboard. If you need me to refine the build a bit more to what you want, just reply with a bit more information on what you'd like.
 
Here is the list:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i7-8700K 3.7GHz 6-Core Processor ($347.99 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Corsair - H115i PRO 55.4 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($129.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus - ROG Strix Z370-H Gaming ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($155.49 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($154.99 @ Newegg Business)
Storage: Samsung - 970 Evo 500GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($197.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($82.89 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB FTW3 GAMING iCX Video Card ($799.89 @ OutletPC)
Case: be quiet! - Dark Base 900 (Black/Orange) ATX Full Tower Case ($168.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - Snow Silent 750W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($149.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($95.89 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Dell - S2716DG 27.0" 2560x1440 144Hz Monitor ($451.00 @ Amazon)
Keyboard: Logitech - G910 Orion Spectrum RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard ($89.99 @ Best Buy)
Mouse: Logitech - G502 Proteus Spectrum Wired Optical Mouse ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $2875.08
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-06-29 13:12 EDT-0400

This build packs in extreme performance. Comes with 27" monitor. No compromise on quality or performance.

Most importantly this build will be very quiet even under load.
 
A key question:
Will you be looking at the highest frame rate or best visual quality as top priority? This will determine the best monitor choice.
For maximum frame rate we'll probably want to aim at a 24" or 27" HD ( 1920x1080 or 1920x1200 ) monitor. If you're happy with lower, but still fast frame rates a 27" 2560x1440 or widescreen will be better, don't go for a 24" widescreen or 2K ( 2560x1440 ) option, application text will be virtually unreadable.
Why am I going on about the monitor? Because it's the single most important part of the system from a usability point of view, a poor image will induce eyestrain and headaches, as will tiny text and if the display stand won't allow it to be placed at a comfortable position you can end up with neck ache and pains across the shoulders.
Choose wisely.
For years Intel has had s big lead over AMD for gaming CPUs, and at 1080 rez it still has but move up to 2K and that lead vanishes to all practical intents and purposes so I'm going to set up a AMD build with a 2K 144Hz 27" display intended for maximum visual impact:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7GHz 8-Core Processor ($309.90 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: MSI - X470 GAMING PRO CARBON ATX AM4 Motherboard ($159.99 @ B&H)
Memory: G.Skill - Trident Z 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($184.89 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Samsung - 970 Evo 500GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($197.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($82.89 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB FTW3 GAMING iCX Video Card ($799.89 @ OutletPC)
Case: Phanteks - Enthoo Pro M Tempered Glass (Black/White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - PRIME Ultra Gold 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($95.89 @ OutletPC)
Case Fan: be quiet! - SilentWings 3 59.5 CFM 140mm Fan ($19.79 @ SuperBiiz)
Case Fan: be quiet! - SilentWings 3 59.5 CFM 140mm Fan ($19.79 @ SuperBiiz)
Monitor: Asus - MG279Q 27.0" 2560x1440 144Hz Monitor ($487.54 @ Amazon)
Keyboard: Logitech - G910 Orion Spectrum RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard ($89.99 @ Best Buy)
Mouse: Logitech - G502 Proteus Spectrum Wired Optical Mouse ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $2673.52
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-06-29 13:58 EDT-0400

Side note, yep I've added two extra fans, the case I've chosen has a pair installed in its front but nothing in the rear/rear upper locations to exhaust the hot air.
 

profoundnoah

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I agree with Coozie here. As resolution increases, the games become more bound by the GPU rather than the CPU. Not to mention, considering you were looking into streaming, as a fellow 2700X user, I must say the thing's a beast when it comes to handling streams. There are a few things I'd change though- Ditch the HDD. It's only an extra source of noise, and you could replace it with a 1 TB ADATA SSD paired with a 250 GB 960 Evo for booting, all around faster mass storage for nearly the same cost.

Speaking of noise, I also noted that there wasn't an after-market CPU cooler on that list. While the Prism is certainly thermally capable, if you want reasonable temps, the thing gets pretty loud (Im speaking from experience.) Go for a Dark Rock 4 from Be Quiet, it's a fantastic unit. As far as the keyboard/mouse are concerned, that's entirely up to you. Be sure to do your research, as peripherals are subjective in nature.

PCPartPicker part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/88tjGG
Price breakdown by merchant: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/88tjGG/by_merchant/

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7GHz 8-Core Processor ($309.90 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: be quiet! - Dark Rock 4 CPU Cooler ($67.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: MSI - X470 GAMING PRO CARBON ATX AM4 Motherboard ($174.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill - Trident Z 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($184.89 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Samsung - 960 EVO 250GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($112.78 @ Newegg Marketplace)
Storage: ADATA - Premier Pro SP920 1TB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($184.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB FTW3 GAMING iCX Video Card ($799.89 @ OutletPC)
Case: Fractal Design - Define R6 Black TG ATX Mid Tower Case ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Platinum 750W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($109.90 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($99.89 @ SuperBiiz)
Monitor: Asus - MG279Q 27.0" 2560x1440 144Hz Monitor ($487.54 @ Amazon)
Total: $2642.75
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-06-29 15:25 EDT-0400

As far as the case/fan setup is concerned, the R6 has great stock fans, although you can replace them later if you find them to be a nuisance. There's only a 2 Db difference from them and the silent-wings.
 

punkncat

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Just going out on a limb here to say that I think it would be a darned good idea for you to see if perhaps you can locate a prebuilt to take apart/put back together to see that it works before spending that much on a first try?
Alternately, have someone who has done a build give you a hand or check your work over before next steps. That's a lot of money to mess up for hooking something up wrong or pressing too hard somewhere, etc.
 

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