So after a good run I'm looking at finally doing a (almost) full rebuild of my current machine: CPU: 2500K @ 4.4 Case: NZXT M59 PSU: 750W Corsair TX750 V2 RAM: 8GB DDR3 1600 GPU GTX 1060 6GB Storage: 256GB Samsung 830 SSD + 1TB HDD Monitor: 24" 1080p/60hz Main purpose is gaming (Total War series, Skyrim/Fallout and other strategy games mostly). No set budget as I'm not decided on which upgrade path to take. Capped at around $1000 though. I'm thinking I do a full rebuild but reuse the GPU (as it's decently powerful already, current GPUs are overpriced and new cards will probably be out later this year) and storage (I only play a couple of games at a time so I've been able to get away with everything other than media being on the SSD and I'm not certain real world improvements are significant enough between an 830 and newer models compared to the benefit I'd see upgrading other components). Alternatively I could use the money on a 1440/144hz monitor (Dell 2716DG @ $350 on the low end to the AW3418DW @ $1000 on the highend) now with one more GPU upgrade later this year before I do the CPU/MB/RAM upgrade in another year or two. Assuming I go ahead with a rebuild I've been considering the parts below. However I'm also considering the 8600K ($235 after tax) or even a more budget build with the Ryzen 2600 ($205 after tax) and stock cooler. 8700K as I'll be using this for many years to come and I'm thinking more than 6C/6T are likely to be used by games in that timeframe. Ryzen 2600 as the budget option as not only is it a cheaper chip but I might be able to get away with using the stock cooler if I just do a mild overclock and save the $50-60 on an better cooler. **CPU** | [Intel - Core i7-8700K](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/sxDzK8/intel-core-i7-8700k-37ghz-6-core-processor-bx80684i78700k) | $320.00 (Local Microcenter normally has it for $300 + tax) **CPU Cooler** | [Cooler Master - MasterLiquid ML240L RGB](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/Rc...b-667-cfm-liquid-cpu-cooler-mlw-d24m-a20pc-r1) | $49.99 @ Newegg **Motherboard** | [ASRock - Z370 Taichi ATX ](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/KbNypg/asrock-z370-taichi-atx-lga1151-motherboard-z370-taichi) | $190.98 @ Newegg **Memory** | [G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/LhgPxr/gskill-memory-f43000c15d16gvrb) | $161.99 @ Newegg Business **Case** | [Thermaltake - View 31 TG RGB ATX Mid Tower Case](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/t7...31-tg-rgb-atx-mid-tower-case-ca-1h8-00m1wn-01) | $104.99 @ SuperBiiz **Power Supply** | [SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 550W](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/bk...fied-fully-modular-atx-power-supply-ssr-550fx) | $69.99 @ SuperBiiz | *Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts* | | Total (before mail-in rebates) | $917.94 | Mail-in rebates | -$20.00 | **Total** | **$897.94** Any advice would be welcome. Especially when I'm torn between a lot of radically different options. Thanks.