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Need help with parts for new gaming PC (UPDATED: 8/30) + monitor & gaming mouse suggestions

After looking around on the net at pre-made computers I decided on building my own, however this will be the first ever computer I've built and I have no clue what to even look for.

I'm wanting a powerful computer, that will give me high FPS on games, I currently play the following games (with lots of CC):

Minecraft
The Sims (mostly Sims 4 but I have all the Sims 2, 3 and 4 games).

Games I'm interested in:
ARK: Survival Evolved
Skyrim Elder Scrolls V
Wolfenstein 3D (the old 90's version)
Doom Classic (the old 90's versions)
Slime Rancher
Stardew Valley

to name a few, I'm sure they'll be more later on.

What I'm looking for:
As far as a PC that will handle Minecraft I would love HIGH FPS (my current dying PC I can barely get 30 FPS, which means sluggish gameplay I hate it. I want smooth gameplay with as little lag as possible (this goes for all games not just Minecraft). I also would love to use shaders occassinally (preferably high/ultra ones). Also I tend to use LOTS of mods in the game so need plenty of space, memory whatever.

With Sims I use a lot of CC in the game (usually "high quality" custom content) so love to have nice high FPS and smooth gameplay with this as well.


The other games I listed I've never played before but I'm insterested in them again would like high FPS, smooth gameplay, highest possible settings as far as graphics and gameplay.

Max amount I can spend: $1,500 (or less if possible).

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(UPDATED 8/30)

I've decided while I was at it I would also purchase a new monitor (a second monitor), one used for smooth gaming, I've been looking around and found one I'm possibly interested in, the Samsung 391 Series C32F391 (link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824022403 )

Is this a good monitor for gaming, or if you have a suggestion please feel free to suggest, max I can afford for a monitor is $350 for the moment.

Also my computer's mouse (a old wireless Logitech mouse) is acting up, may as well get a new one of those as well; this one doesn't really matter, gaming mouse or a wireless mouse as long as it's good and works I'm fine with it lol. Max I can afford is $60.


Need to know anything else let me know. Wasn't sure exactly what all to add to the post.

Thanks for any help, it's greatly appreciated! :)
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    This will play all those titles, with ease, and even newer/more demanding titles.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($319.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: CRYORIG H5 Ultimate 76.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($46.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z170XP-SLI ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($118.99 @ B&H)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($57.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Sandisk X400 512GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($149.98 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($60.00 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Video Card ($419.95 @ B&H)
    Case: Deepcool KENDOMEN Black ATX Mid Tower Case ($42.50 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: EVGA 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($75.98 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($99.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $1392.35
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-08-23 10:43 EDT-0400
  2. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($319.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.88 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Asus Z170-E ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($119.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($57.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Sandisk SSD PLUS 480GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($111.59 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($60.00 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 1080 8GB STRIX Video Card ($629.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Deepcool KENDOMEN Black ATX Mid Tower Case ($42.50 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: EVGA 600B 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($51.98 @ PCM)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($99.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $1503.88
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-08-23 11:13 EDT-0400
  3. Thanks so much!
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