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(Help) What Should I Do / How Should I Buy? (Gaming PC, $1k-$1.2k Budget)

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July 11, 2013 1:17:33 PM

Ok, here's my build:

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1fqAK
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1fqAK/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1fqAK/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($217.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($71.37 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($92.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($255.66 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1014.93
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-11 16:16 EDT-0400)

I'm thinking of buying the GPU & Optical Drive because they both have offers that either end soon or today. I'm also not 110% sure if I wanna buy that GPU or not...plus, I don't know if I'll even play Splinter Cell (comes with GPU) much. I could wait until this Wednesday when I get paid and then I'll have enough to buy an even better GPU, but not sure what I should do or buy now...Would you all suggest a Radeon in place of my current GPU if I wait until I get paid? If so, please paste the URL to it.

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July 11, 2013 1:26:13 PM

Not a bad build. You may want to either upgrade to a GTX770; that will put you at about $1170 or upgrade the motherboard to an extreme 6 for ASrock's extreme 4's boards are thin; about $35. Hmm, together you have just about exactly $1200.

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July 11, 2013 1:34:07 PM

Do you have links to benchmarks for games of the 760, 770, & maybe Radeon 7970?
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July 11, 2013 1:58:12 PM

waterise said:
Do you have links to benchmarks for games of the 760, 770, & maybe Radeon 7970?


http://techreport.com/review/24996/nvidia-geforce-gtx-7...
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July 11, 2013 2:01:43 PM

Sweet, thank-you. Now, what should I buy now? I figured I'd order like half the stuff today, excluding the GPU maybe.
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