Advice for PC Build: Midrange NextGen PC Gaming Build

Greetings! This is my first PC build I will be putting together, so I was curious as to whether my components will fluidly work together and whether this PC should handle my intermediate use of gaming and demand. I want to run games on almost maximum settings and prefer that I sacrifice quality for wiggle room in my budget. I don't do anything that should sport mega-high-end components, however I want to ensure this PC will have the same (if not longer) life cycle as a PS4 or Xbox One. Also, I have serious consideration of eventually upgrading to an SLI configuration once nextgen games become more demanding in lets say 2-3 years. I probably plan on overclocking my components to get a moderate jump of performance, however, nothing extreme. I am on somewhat of a budget of around a sweet spot of 1,250-1,650 dollars that I'd prefer to spend on this PC.

This PC is my move into being reborn as a full-fledged PC gamer, so I'd much appreciate all of you to please offer your experience with computers! Thanks!

Approximate Purchase Date: A month from today
System usage: Gaming (FPS, RTS, RPG, MMO)
Preferred websites to purchase from: Newegg, NCIX, Amazon, etc. (any that are legit)
Preferred Manufacturers: Intel, ASUS, MSI, Crucial, Corsair, SeaSonic, Samsung, Benq, ASrock, Steel Series, Razer, Sennheiser, G.Skill, EVGA, Gigabyte, Seagate, Western Digital

2013 Fall PC Build:

CASE: CM Storm Enforcer

MOTHERBOARD: AS Rock LGA1155 DDR3 SATA3 USB3.0 Quad CrossFireX and Quad SLI A GbE ATX Motherboard Z77 EXTREME4

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K Quad-Core Processor 3.4 GHz 4 Core LGA 1155


HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black 2 TB SATA III 7200 RPM 64 MB

SSD: Samsung Electronics 840 Pro Series 2.5-Inch 128GB SATA 6Gbps

RAM/MEMORY:Corsair Vengeance 8 GB ( 2 x 4 GB ) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) 240-Pin

PSU: XFX PRO850W Core Edition Power Supply

Monitor: Asus VS247H-P 23.6-Inch Full-HD LED-Lit LCD Monitor

COOLING: I have considered two options for cooling so far..

1.)Noctua 6 Dual Heatpipe
2.) Corsair Hydro Series Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler H80i

Some questions:
1.) Should I consider an after market cooler for my CPU?
2.) Will this handle nextgen games like BF4, Elder Scrolls online, etc. on almost maximum settings?
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  1. Nice, the PSU though an overkill unless you plan on second GPU for SLI and massive overclocks.
  2. I plan on adding a second GPU for SLI in maybe a year or two. I have considered also moderate overlclocking, however, nothing extreme. Maybe drop to a 750 watt PSU?
  3. 750 watt will handle it fine but stick with quality and overcapacity does not hurt.
  4. Best answer
    wait for amd hawaii

    you can build a top gaming-pc for 900$

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4430 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.29 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B85-HD3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($67.50 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($309.99 @ Amazon)
    Wireless Network Adapter: Rosewill RNX-N180UBE 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter ($12.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair RM 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($129.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.00 @ Newegg)
    Monitor: Asus VS238H-P 23.0" Monitor ($144.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $1119.70
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-30 16:33 EDT-0400)

    you can get a cheaper power supply like xfx 550w or seasonic 620w
    i choose corsair rm 750w because he new Rm series is very good and 750w gives you the option to add a second gpu.
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