Have 960$ to build a PC, need advise

I have been wanting to build a for about 2 years now. For my birthday (15th) my parents are giving me a couple hundred dollars to build a computer. That, along with my own money, I have 960$ for everything. I want a Skylake (preferably) and a decent graphics card. I won't start building for a couple weeks so I can probably just wait for the 480 to become more available. I want this mostly for gaming. I'll probably do some school work on the rig, but I think that what I would put in it for gaming would be fine for just like typing papers and stuff. With my budget though I need to be able to buy the OS (windows 10), a monitor (perferably ips, not that hardcore of a gamer), and an optical drive. I want the optical drive because I have a lot of CDs and DVDs I want to store on the drive. I can probably bend about 30 dollars on the budget but not much more. I have a list already buts it 50 dollars over. Please criticize me, Ive never built before and I'm still a noob. Thanks to everybody that answers this.

Also, I'd like a SSD for a bootdrive, so probably just 120g, but I'd like to have one.

As in college school work? Because if you have an edu e-mail I believe you can get a student edition of windows 10 for less, otherwise just find it for free in a back alley

anyways, kingston SSD is a no, as is a NEX PSU, I don't think I'd buy a 2TB Seagate drive, if you want a 2TB drive go for the more expensive and probably more reliable 2TB WD red drive

otherwise you could get a cheaper PSU I suppose, but this one's really solid, especially for the money

and ya wait for the 480, card here is a place holder

and I've included a 21:9 1080p display, just because it's only 50$ more than a standard 1080p display

I think I'd highly suggest you pay the little bit extra here for $179 and get this same display, but with a 75hz refresh rate, it's just a bit nicer

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/list/t84hqk
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/list/t84hqk/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($197.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: MSI B150M Pro-VD Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($61.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill NT Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($29.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Mushkin ECO3 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($47.49 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 380X 4GB Video Card ($227.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master N200 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($45.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: EVGA 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Monitor: LG 25UM56-P 25.0" 60Hz Monitor ($150.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $897.38
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-06-30 13:33 EDT-0400

Would probably get a 256 GB SSD for only a few bucks more, maybe a 500/512 GB SSD would be ideal too if they are cheap and still decent quality, this SSD suxs.

Replace an R9 380X with a RX 480 or if you can get into used parts, get a GTX 970 or R9 390 if you can find it cheaper than the RX 480.

I see several overrides in his list, @Streetguru . I can only assume that this is because of availability or ease of ordering from fewer places. The CPU for instance is not in stock at Superblitzz right now.

@ Spino :

Personally I'd go with the 4GB version of the 480 if you're going to use that 1080p monitor.
I still play in 1080p myself and have never hit the 4GB limit on my own cards even with GTA5's graphics settings completely maxed out.

I don't see the need for a 650W power supply unless you plan to add a second card later on. A single-card PC typically uses around 375-425W under full load (benchmarking CPU and GPU at the same time).
A 550W PSU has plenty of headroom for that. Most of those wattage calculators really exaggerate the predicted system wattage.

The Kingston V300 is a no-no indeed. Those things are notoriously bad. The Mushkin that Streetguru suggested is a lot better. Yes, it's more expensive, but you'll find that 120GB gets real small real quick.

As for Win10, look for a student discount indeed.
There are other places where you can buy a Windows key on the cheap, but of course you never know how reliable those are.

And don't worry about being a noob, at some point we all were.

What's the end difference at $70 vs another decent PSU, probably at $50, might as well pay it and just buy the GPU a bit later for the long run, this PSU I don't think can be beat at $70


good day,

i noticed that your PC part picker has a windows 10 key on it, for way too much money, i advise going to kinguin.net and grabbing their windows 10 key for 23.99 euros (27 USD) and saving the extra money on somthing else


Eh. Gray Market.

yeah but saving money is saving money

and he can put said money towards a better computer as opposed to giving it to microsloths :)

but you can get it 100% off elsewhere....

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I have an 380x for now until some of the new 480s come out, I do plan on getting them I just have that card in to show me a full price

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Power supply I got is so high wattage because of price. I want to put a semi modular PSU and that one was cheapest of the brand's I wanted to pick from

And ill probably get that ssd u told me about. And I was planning on the 4 g card