[SOLVED] Recommendations on gaming PC build.

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PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/Y73Z4q

CPU: Intel Core i7-8700K 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor ($338.39 @ Monoprice)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($89.95 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($74.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 970 Evo 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($89.89 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB STRIX GAMING OC Video Card ($419.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT H500 ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Best Buy)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($88.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $1172.18
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-24 17:22 EDT-0400

I am buying a 240hz monitor, i have a 144hz atm. This build will be used for FPS gaming so I want to capitalize on my monitor as much as possible. Any help on lowering the overall price but maintaining the same or close to the same specs?
 

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CPU: https://www.amazon.com/AMD-Ryzen-3600X-12-Thread-Processor/dp/B07SQBFN2D/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=ryzen+5+3600x&qid=1566682660&s=gateway&sr=8-1
MOBO: https://www.amazon.com/MSI-Crossfire-Motherboard-B450-Tomahawk/dp/B07F7W5KJS/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=MSI+B450+Tomahawk&qid=1566682721&s=gateway&sr=8-2
RAM: https://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Vengeance-PC4-28800-Desktop-Memory/dp/B07RM39V5F/ref=sr_1_9?keywords=ram+2x8&qid=1566682820&s=gateway&sr=8-9#customerReviews
GPU: https://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-Radeon-Triple-Backplate-Graphics/dp/B07WC7683C/ref=sr_1_9?keywords=5700+xt&qid=1566682888&s=gateway&sr=8-9
PSU:https://www.amazon.com/Seasonic-SSR-650FX-Modular-Warranty-Compact/dp/B074N8RG74/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=seasonic+650&qid=1566682923&s=gateway&sr=8-1&th=1

I would pick Ryzen 3600X rather than i7 8700k it is 100$ less have same cores , threads and the performance overall is the same. B450 Tomahawk need a bios update for the cpu to work you can update with the bios flashback+ feature without an older cpu , ask a store for a bios update or if you can find the "MAX" version that is out of the box compatible. AMD 5700 XT perform a bit better than 2070 with the same money. Of course you can keep the nvme and the case. Also Ryzen 5 3600X boost at almost the full potential so there is no need for overclocking and has a decent cooler so i would just dont buy the noctua cooler.
 
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