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I compiled a pcpartpicker list for a New Intel Budget Gaming Build that is not a one-time build (it is for future upgrades). The maximum budget is $1,400.

The primary use is for FPS shooters.

A low profile keyboard is a requirement. RGB for keyboard is not necessary but would be nice to have.

$215.43 Intel Core i5-9600K 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor
$42.01 Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition 42 CFM CPU Cooler
$129.28 MSI Z390-A PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard
$86.17 Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory
$70.01 Samsung 860 Evo 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
$59.25 Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
$269.36 Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6 GB GAMING OC Video Card
$96.26 Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case
$134.67 Corsair RM (2019) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply
$50.63 upHere T7SYC7 120 mm Fans 6-Pack
$161.61 MSI Optix G241VC 23.6" 1920x1080 75 Hz Monitor
$53.74 Corsair K55 RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard
$64.63 Glorious PC Gaming Race MODEL D GLOSSY Wired Optical Mouse
$1,433.05 Grand Total


Is there any part in the list that should be replaced or can be improved in the list?

Would appreciate anybody's input and thanks in advance!

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Well sorry to crap on your build but the 1151 is a dead socket. It ended with the i9-9900K. So if your planning on upgrading the CPU, that is the end of the line. The 1200 Socket (Z490) will support the new Rocket Lake coming next year.

If you primary playing games, there is some benefit to using higher frequency memory. Its not as pronounced as with AMD, but Intel CPUs do benefit from increased speeds. But since you are on a budget, save money where you can. I would spend more on the video card before buying faster memory.

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