Looking to build a new gaming PC
I am looking into building a new gaming PC. I don't need anything crazy at all, just something that will last and allow me to play games at high settings and get decent frame rates. I'm assuming an i5 would be fine, I already have multiple hard drives so maybe just a 120GB SSD for Windows. Probably nothing more than a GTX 1060. I'm hoping to keep it around $1000 if at all possible but any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
CPU: Intel Core i5-7600 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($217.33 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: MSI B250M MORTAR Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($89.99 @ B&H)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($112.88 @ OutletPC)
Storage: ADATA Premier SP550 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($71.97 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB GAMING X Video Card ($259.89 @ OutletPC)
Case: Inwin 703 BLACK ATX Mid Tower Case ($40.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CXM 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($68.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home Full - USB 32/64-bit ($106.89 @ OutletPC)
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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It is totally your discretion to either cut down to an i5 7500 (100Mhz base, 300Mhz boost clock less); or a 120/128GB SSD (knowing that sometime you really do get what you pay for).
And if you have a spare USB drive 8GB or more and you don't care about the difference between an OEM license vs a Retail one for Windows (OEM license is tied to one MB, you'd invalidate the license if you change it, Retail license can be moved from one MB, and there for one build, to the next); you may opt to get the OEM version, either in digital or DVD form (in case of DVD, you can still use the Media Creation tool at MS site to download and create your own USB installation) and save ~$15.