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First time building a gaming PC on a budget, would this work?

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I have created a build with the intention of gaming on it. I have found these components which I think is within my budget. But since this is the first time I'm trying building my own computer, I thought some of you kind folks would be able to take a look at my build. And see if there is anything that I have missed or something that I at least should be aware of.
I do intend to upgrade in the future. Maybe more RAM and a better GPU.


ASUS GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB
Samsung 850 EVO 500GB 2.5" SSD
Intel Core i5-7500 Kaby Lake Processor
Asus - PRIME H270M-PLUS Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard
Kingston - HyperX Fury Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory
SeaSonic - G 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply

Everything should be here, apart from the case I have choosen:
https://pcpartpicker.com/list/JsmdnH

Also, is it necessary to buy a CPU cooler? I have read that when buying an intel core CPU then a CPU cooler is included. But is that true and if so would it be sufficient enough?

If something needs to be specified, then just tell me.
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  1. Best answer
    looks great. really good for first timer. some notes:

    -cpu cooler comes in i5 box. no need to purchase one.
    -samsung 850 evo is old model. 860 evo is new and is a bit cheaper.
    -you picked 7th gen intel when 8th gen is out at a very similar price point. not a big deal just making sure you know. 8th gen has 6 cores rather than 4.
    -you might be happier with 1060 3gb or 6gb if this is just for gaming, if you can swing it.

    ill tweak it a bit for you just so you can see what I would have done.

    what case are you interested in getting?

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel - Core i5-8400 2.8GHz 6-Core Processor ($178.65 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: ASRock - Z370M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung - 860 Evo 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($149.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 3GB GAMING Video Card ($279.00 @ Adorama)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic - G 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($62.41 @ Amazon)
    Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($89.89 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $969.92 (Keep in mind, your build had no pricing on the Asus GPU)
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-02-24 15:42 EST-0500
  2. Changed few things:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel - Core i5-8400 2.8GHz 6-Core Processor ($178.65 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte - Z370P D3 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($101.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Team - Elite Plus 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($159.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Crucial - MX500 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($134.88 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Asus - GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB Dual Video Card
    Power Supply: SeaSonic - FOCUS Gold 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($64.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($92.99 @ Adorama)
    Total: $733.48
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-02-24 15:36 EST-0500
  3. N3rdR4ge said:
    looks great. really good for first timer. some notes:

    -cpu cooler comes in i5 box. no need to purchase one.
    -samsung 850 evo is old model. 860 evo is new and is a bit cheaper.
    -you picked 7th gen intel when 8th gen is out at a very similar price point. not a big deal just making sure you know. 8th gen has 6 cores rather than 4.
    -you might be happier with 1060 3gb or 6gb if this is just for gaming, if you can swing it.

    ill tweak it a bit for you just so you can see what I would have done.

    what case are you interested in getting?
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel - Core i5-8400 2.8GHz 6-Core Processor ($178.65 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: ASRock - Z370M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung - 860 Evo 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($149.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 3GB GAMING Video Card ($279.00 @ Adorama)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic - G 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($62.41 @ Amazon)
    Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($89.89 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $969.92 (Keep in mind, your build had no pricing on the Asus GPU)
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-02-24 15:42 EST-0500


    Thanks for your answer!

    The price for some of the component is a bit different for me since I live in Denmark. I do realize that there is a Danish version of this website, but I have found this site more useful, and friendly, in general.

    However, since I live in Denmark, most of the components will have a different price. But, I will still look into the SSD and the 8th generation Intel Core, to see if there are money to be saved here, in Denmark too.

    I do not think I will upgrade the GPU, not yet at least. I'm already a little over my budget.

    The case I have picked out is this: Fractal Design Focus G Blue Mid Tower.
    It isn't listed in pcpartpicker
    I honestly don't know what to look for. Other than it should fit the motherboard, and that it should have one or two fans. I just picked this one because it was within my budget, filled the criteria of the motherboard, and looked cool.
  4. s.p.hallgaard.christensen said:
    N3rdR4ge said:
    looks great. really good for first timer. some notes:

    -cpu cooler comes in i5 box. no need to purchase one.
    -samsung 850 evo is old model. 860 evo is new and is a bit cheaper.
    -you picked 7th gen intel when 8th gen is out at a very similar price point. not a big deal just making sure you know. 8th gen has 6 cores rather than 4.
    -you might be happier with 1060 3gb or 6gb if this is just for gaming, if you can swing it.

    ill tweak it a bit for you just so you can see what I would have done.

    what case are you interested in getting?
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel - Core i5-8400 2.8GHz 6-Core Processor ($178.65 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: ASRock - Z370M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung - 860 Evo 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($149.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 3GB GAMING Video Card ($279.00 @ Adorama)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic - G 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($62.41 @ Amazon)
    Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($89.89 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $969.92 (Keep in mind, your build had no pricing on the Asus GPU)
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-02-24 15:42 EST-0500


    Thanks for your answer!

    The price for some of the component is a bit different for me since I live in Denmark. I do realize that there is a Danish version of this website, but I have found this site more useful, and friendly, in general.

    However, since I live in Denmark, most of the components will have a different price. But, I will still look into the SSD and the 8th generation Intel Core, to see if there are money to be saved here, in Denmark too.

    I do not think I will upgrade the GPU, not yet at least. I'm already a little over my budget.

    The case I have picked out is this: Fractal Design Focus G Blue Mid Tower.
    It isn't listed in pcpartpicker
    I honestly don't know what to look for. Other than it should fit the motherboard, and that it should have one or two fans. I just picked this one because it was within my budget, filled the criteria of the motherboard, and looked cool.


    The i3 8100 will give you a bit better performance than the i5 7500 because of the faster clock speed and still has 4 cores.
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel - Core i3-8100 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor ($109.89 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: ASRock - Z370M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2666 Memory ($91.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($156.99 @ Newegg Marketplace)
    Video Card: Asus - GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB Dual Video Card
    Power Supply: SeaSonic - G 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($60.32 @ Amazon)
    Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($89.89 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $629.07
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-02-24 19:02 EST-0500
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