Help Me Build a PC Please

Hi, I'm looking to build a gaming PC.

Budget $1500 max

I want it to last 5 years without compulsory upgrade.

I'm kinda new to this so any advice is much much appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

Edit:
I realised the question is too vague. Sorry.

Here's the kinda spec I'd like:
CPU: no idea, want a decent that can last 5 years
Graphic card: gtx 1660 or 2060? No idea about AMD
RAM: at least 16GB
Motherboard: no idea
PSU: no idea

I've already got 1080p monitor, keyboard, speaker, and SSD

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    $1500? Perfect. You can get Techfast's PCs, which are highly specced for the GPU and CPU.
    Here is one that would suit your budget. Use code PROGRAM20 to get 20% off.

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      Thanks but that one doesn't look like the best option for $1500.

      The brands for parts are a bit poor.

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        Thanks but that one doesn't look like the best option for $1500.

        You asked for the advice, but maybe you could list out the things you want or why you think you could do better?

        The brands for parts are a bit poor.

        At some point, you're going to have to decide whether you care about brands and how good it looks or whether you want more performance. Obviously nothing wrong with either approach, but if you want the absolute best performance your dollar can buy, I don't see how you could do better than this (whether you buy it through TechFast or build something similar on your own).

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      Don't know why you got downvoted. Reviews aside, 2080 PC under $1500 is likely the best value for money. Interested to see what else pops up

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      They seem to be based on the shipping time, seems they've gotten that under control again.

      Though will still likely be at least 3 weeks (apparently fairly standard for OEMs)

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    https://au.pcpartpicker.com/ to design PC, then shop around different stores to find the best price for parts you want, then build. Unless doing complicated liquid cooling systems and the such building PC's is not too difficult and personally find it quite fun.

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    Do you need a monitor too? What kind of games? Are you happy to turn graphics settings down in new future games?

    Depending on what you want, it'll be a stretch to have a $1500 gaming machine last for 5 years and keep up with new titles.

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      Hi, I don't need monitor nor keyboard. Already got them. Yes I am happy to turn setting down in the future and also the present. It doesn't have to be 4k gaming. I'm planning to play games like GTA 5.

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        Assuming you've got a 1080p monitor, you'll have no issue keeping up with newer titles with something like a RX580 GPU. Although many of the people here seem to be in the green camp for whatever reason. Dollars win in my view.

        Something like this: https://au.pcpartpicker.com/guide/X77Ycf/great-amd-gamingstr...

        Keep in mind, I'd recommend cheaping out on the GPU for now, with intent to replace it in about 2 years. AMD's 7nm GPUs are around the corner and will really mix things up. A RX570 4gb or even RX580 4gb will get you through the next while at 1080p no problems.

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          This build fits what I like. Thanks I'll consider this. I don't really wanna do anything to it after since I'm sure I'll only use it for 5 years then gotta sell it due to moving overseas.

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          Much as I hate to not take a prime opportunity to recommend AMD, the 1660 may be a better option at this point/price.

          'course that depends on the refresh rate and prices of the 590. If the refresh rate is 60 - 75hz, a 580/570'd be the max you'd want, waste otherwise.

          590 wise I'm not sure on current Aus pricing compared to the 1660, apparently they dropped a bit in the US.

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    Regarding PSU, make sure you get something from a reputable brand like Seasonic, EVGA etc matched to your build's needs. Use a calculator to help with this. Have a bit of breathing room in terms of Wattage but don't go overboard and buy a 1000W when you only need 500W.

    Depending on your budget and preferences you can get semi-modular or modular PSUs as well. This just means you can detach unnecessary cables from the PSU itself to remove some clutter and give you more space to neatly cable for better airflow throughout the system.

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      Are AMDs CPU better than Intel? Almost everyone's build is AMD CPU.

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        Better value, yes.

        I personally have an intel.

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          Could be wrong but from what I've seen AMD seems to pull ahead in most productivity tasks, where intel pulls ahead for gaming

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            @kille745: To be honest, you can't go wrong with either. Ryzen is close enough now that it won't make much difference. You get more cores for your dollar than intel, which is why it's the pick at lower budgets.

            To 'future proof', I'd go AMD for more cores per dollar, then the best GPU you can afford

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    If you're interested in learning to build PC's I can 150% recommend reading Scott Muller's books, more specifically upgrading and repairing PC's, latest version is the 22nd edition I believe.
    His books are incredibly well written, jam packed with information and are also entertaining to read, his books also come with a DVD with a few hours of great video and previous editions in PDF.

    You might find this link to books on IT useful.
    Scott's books
    Scott's Forum, pretty much inactive but there's lots of useful material to read/browse.
    Toms Hardware is an excellent resource for reviews and advice, the IT people on there really know their stuff.
    Scott's DVDs uploaded onto YouTube, he doesn't bother to get YouTube to take them down lol.

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    https://au.pcpartpicker.com/list/KhXvJ8
    take a look at this, a bit over your budget according to the site although part prices aren't reflective of sales etc.

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