Help with build?

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I've never built a PC before but I would really like to upgrade my experience with WoW. I've always used laptops and only recently an actual gaming laptop. Doing lots of reading, I want to go with the Intel i5-8600k as my CPU but I'm not sure what other parts to pair with it. I would like to keep it around $1000 if possible not including monitor. :)
It's going to be tough.

RAM is high right now, and GPUs are even worse.

Unless you're lucky, you won't be able to easily about paying a 50% markup on GPUs.
This is my generic starting-place 1000$ build.

Right now GPU prices are through the roof (that GTX 1060 is 60$ more than it was 10 days ago..), making it not-the-best-time to be building a PC.


PCPartPicker part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/jwXY3F
Price breakdown by merchant: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/jwXY3F/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel - Core i5-8600K 3.6GHz 6-Core Processor ($259.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: CRYORIG - H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($29.90 @ Newegg Marketplace)
Motherboard: Gigabyte - Z370 HD3 (rev. 1.0) ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($121.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: *Crucial - 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($83.89 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Seagate - FireCuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Hybrid Internal Hard Drive ($75.88 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: *Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB G1 Gaming Video Card ($336.17 @ PCM)
Case: *BitFenix - Neos White/Purple ATX Mid Tower Case ($53.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - S12II 520W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($42.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $1004.80
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-01-12 12:57 EST-0500
This is over your budget, but it's with a GPU that's actually close to it's MSRP.

You can shave off $200 on the GPU and get a 1060 3GB at $280, but that card is supposed to be $199 and your getting hosed on markup.

The 1070 ti is actually $449 MSRP from Nvidia, so yourr getting what you pay for, as it's quite a bit of improvement over the 1060.

PCPartPicker part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/wnyym8
Price breakdown by merchant: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/wnyym8/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel - Core i5-8600K 3.6GHz 6-Core Processor ($259.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: CRYORIG - H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($29.90 @ Newegg Marketplace)
Motherboard: ASRock - Z370 Extreme4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($156.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill - Trident Z 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($194.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial - MX300 525GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($139.75 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Zotac - GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8GB Mini Video Card ($459.99 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT - S340 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - EVO Edition 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1331.58
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-01-12 12:55 EST-0500

You can swap the SSD for a Firecuda or drop down to 8gb but I don't think the 1060 is worth it.
I won't be building for a few months but I like to make a list of everything before hand so I can check price drops and whatnot to snatch some better deals. When might GPUs go down? Is this just a holidays sort of inflation?
Updated with cheaper options, still slightly over budget

PCPartPicker part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/RpQBf8
Price breakdown by merchant: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/RpQBf8/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel - Core i5-8600K 3.6GHz 6-Core Processor ($259.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: CRYORIG - H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($29.90 @ Newegg Marketplace)
Motherboard: MSI - Z370 GAMING PLUS ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($111.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($109.89 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Seagate - FireCuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Hybrid Internal Hard Drive ($75.88 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Zotac - GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8GB Mini Video Card ($459.99 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT - S340 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - EVO Edition 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1137.61
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-01-12 13:05 EST-0500
01/12/2018 09:58 AMPosted by Salhezra
This is over your budget, but it's with a GPU that's actually close to it's MSRP.

You can shave off $200 on the GPU and get a 1060 3GB at $280, but that card is supposed to be $199 and your getting hosed on markup.

The 1070 ti is actually $449 MSRP from Nvidia, so yourr getting what you pay for, as it's quite a bit of improvement over the 1060.

PCPartPicker part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/wnyym8
Price breakdown by merchant: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/wnyym8/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel - Core i5-8600K 3.6GHz 6-Core Processor ($259.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: CRYORIG - H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($29.90 @ Newegg Marketplace)
Motherboard: ASRock - Z370 Extreme4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($156.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill - Trident Z 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($194.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial - MX300 525GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($139.75 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Zotac - GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8GB Mini Video Card ($459.99 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT - S340 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - EVO Edition 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1331.58
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-01-12 12:55 EST-0500

You can swap the SSD for a Firecuda or drop down to 8gb but I don't think the 1060 is worth it.


You have to remember to shut off the MiR stuff. Your build came out to almost 100$ more expensive than the above shows. MiR's are great and all, but you have to have the extra cash to lay out in the first place. Most people dont, and/or then forget about the MiR.

I agree with the "you're getting screwed on the 1060" statement; if you can stretch your budget, get the 1070. It might be overkill for just WoW but it will have a lot more longevity, and you can actually get one for MSRP so you're at least getting what you're paying for.

I pared the build down and got it to about 1150.


PCPartPicker part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/gDmWnn
Price breakdown by merchant: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/gDmWnn/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel - Core i5-8600K 3.6GHz 6-Core Processor ($259.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: CRYORIG - H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($29.90 @ Newegg Marketplace)
Motherboard: Gigabyte - Z370 HD3 (rev. 1.0) ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($121.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Crucial - Sport LT 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory ($87.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate - FireCuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Hybrid Internal Hard Drive ($75.88 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Zotac - GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8GB Mini Video Card ($459.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Thermaltake - Versa H21 ATX Mid Tower Case ($36.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $1122.72
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-01-12 13:17 EST-0500
Well there goes that, that GPU went up to $900 lol
https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/geforce/products/10series/geforce-store/

nvidia reference 1070 ti $449 appears in stock

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