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Update time . I used pcpicker this is what I came up with.   It should do the trick .


Intel - Core i5-8400 2.8GHz 6-Core Processor

CPU Cooler

CRYORIG - H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler

Thermal Compound

Arctic Silver - 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5g Thermal Paste


MSI - Z370-A PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard


G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory


Samsung - 860 Evo 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive

Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive

Video Card

EVGA - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB SC GAMING Video Card


NZXT - H500 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case

Power Supply

EVGA - SuperNOVA G2 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply

Operating System

Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit


Cooler Master - SickleFlow (Red) 69.7 CFM 120mm Fan


Asus - VG245H 24.0" 1920x1080 75Hz Monitor

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I don't see any issues with the items you chose - that should work just fine!

When you make the purchase and start putting everything together, make sure you understand "grounding" and good "build procedures" to prevent causing damage while you assemble! 

I would note: make sure you understand how air is going to flow inside the computer! Where does the CPU fan blow (and where does it get air from?) as you want to try to help the hot air out and cool air to the "intake." What's the flow of the power supply?  I had to replace my power supply last year - the fan was backward compared to the replacement. I had to reconsider which way my case fans were pointed for better flow. Watch out for cable spaghetti - if you have a bunch of cables all over the place or in a bundle that will hurt airflow - and collect more dust!

And as has been said before - check youtube videos for how to and such!

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It pcpartpicker is usually very good in compatibility. I don’t know your personal preferences and budget, but you may want to check an AMD Ryzen cpu and associated motherboard. My new build is tentatively scheduled for after taxes next year, and I am planning to go AMD on the CPU, possibly even Ryzen gen 1 and not gen 2 with the idea that the AM4 socket is supposed to be used into 2020, so could update the cpu up to gen 4 Ryzen later, and spend the saving on a better GPU now.


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