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I somehow made a list of parts for a new pc within a budget of $3000NZD

nz.pcpartpicker.com/user/...iew=4FXtJx

What do you guys think?

    Are there some parts better suited for cheaper price? as in some other part might make it run better than what i picked so far.

    Should I have picked a intel cpu over AMD, this is probably the pc im sticking with for a very long time so I want to be sure I picked the right one.

    also with another budget of $1000 can you recommend a monitor and keyboard?


I don't really know the first thing about pc parts or building it so any advice is appreciated.
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What will the system be used for exactly?
Will you be overclocking?

That motherboard isn't the greatest. Over-priced for what it is IMO. RAM price isn't included, and that has to add at least another $250NZD. Storage is bad, just really over-priced and a waste of money. You could get a 2TB HDD and a 500GB 850 EVO for less than that 1TB WD Black and the Intel SSD(which is worse than an 850 EVO). The PSU is absolute trash, do not touch it. EVGA G1 PSUs are crap, G2 and G3 are stellar quality, and the GS units are pretty damn good but those G1/NEX units are really bad. The monitor is fine I guess, but a bit over-priced IMO. I'd get something like this instead;
nz.pcpartpicker.com/produ...19-2k-smhd

Kennith4 wrotealso with another budget of $1000 can you recommend a monitor and keyboard?

You already included a monitor in the first one? So, your budget is $4000NZD including monitor and keyboard now? Just to clarify..
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Preferably I would like my budget to be $3000(maybe a few hundreds over) on just the pc alone and the moniter and keyboard on the rest. So my current budget is like this: $3000 (pc), $1000 (accessories)

The pc will be used for playing indie games and Pubg but I want to give it room to be able to handle something higher spec in case I do pick up something like that in the future.

As for overclocking I have no clue what it is or how to do it

also I forgot I put a monitor up there already, but i;m still looking for a keyboard and not too sure what kind I should get. For the ram the price is not listed on pcpartpicker for some reason but I found the price at $262
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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i5-8400 2.8GHz 6-Core Processor ($293.00 @ 1stWave Technologies)
CPU Cooler: CRYORIG - M9i 48.4 CFM CPU Cooler ($47.00 @ Paradigm PCs)
Motherboard: MSI - Z370 SLI PLUS ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($283.00 @ 1stWave Technologies)
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($309.00 @ DTC Systems)
Storage: Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($261.00 @ 1stWave Technologies)
Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($107.00 @ 1stWave Technologies)
Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1080 8GB G1 Gaming Video Card ($984.00 @ PC Force)
Case: Fractal Design - Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case ($179.55 @ PC Force)
Power Supply: Corsair - RMx 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($198.00 @ 1stWave Technologies)
Monitor: ViewSonic - VA2719-2K-SMHD 27.0" 2560x1440 60Hz Monitor ($376.74 @ Aquila Technology)
Keyboard: Corsair - K70 LUX RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard ($249.00 @ 1stWave Technologies)
Mouse: Corsair - M65 PRO RGB FPS Wired Optical Mouse ($113.00 @ 1stWave Technologies)
Total: $3400.29

You could grab a 4k monitor instead of 1440p, or swap the GTX 1080 for a 1080Ti if you max out the budget, but this would be fine IMO. If you can get that RAM for $260, do that.
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I combined both your budgets into one.

This is what I would build, since you will be holding onto this PC in the long run.
It is easily overclockable if you choose to in the future.

I built something very similar for a friend and its a great machine.

Also did a 1440p 144hz monitor, I personally prefer 144hz 1440p over 60hz 4k but you could swap the monitor to a 4k if you'd like.

Also you will probably need a windwos key and I'd snag one off of a key site for around 25 NZD.

Any other questions let me know!

PCPartPicker part list: nz.pcpartpicker.com/list/VRnrxG
Price breakdown by merchant: nz.pcpartpicker.com/list/..._merchant/

CPU: Intel - Core i5-8600K 3.6GHz 6-Core Processor ($398.00 @ 1stWave Technologies)
CPU Cooler: Corsair - H100i v2 70.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($197.00 @ DTC Systems)
Motherboard: ASRock - Z370 Extreme4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($278.00 @ Paradigm PCs)
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory ($337.00 @ Paradigm PCs)
Storage: Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($261.00 @ 1stWave Technologies)
Storage: Seagate - BarraCuda Pro 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($217.35 @ PB Technologies)
Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1080 8GB G1 Gaming Video Card ($984.00 @ PC Force)
Case: NZXT - S340 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($143.00 @ 1stWave Technologies)
Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($188.00 @ 1stWave Technologies)
Monitor: AOC - AG241QX 23.8" 2560x1440 144Hz Monitor ($572.90 @ Mighty Ape)
Keyboard: Corsair - K70 LUX RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard ($249.00 @ 1stWave Technologies)
Mouse: Logitech - G502 Proteus Spectrum Wired Optical Mouse ($91.00 @ 1stWave Technologies)
Total: $3916.25
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-02-14 06:35 NZDT+1300
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Thank you both for the help, It is very much appreciated.
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