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Decent Gaming build for 1600 with monitor

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October 21, 2013 4:06:56 PM

I haven't built a PC in over a year and my friend wanted me to build one. i was just wondering if this PC would be decent.
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October 21, 2013 4:17:13 PM

Looks pretty good, may want a CPU cooler, the HYper 212 EVO is a good one (about $35), OS?, and may want to look at the GPUs, the Asus 280X is a great GPU, just picked one up today
October 22, 2013 7:31:23 AM

How much should i spend on the cooler?
Also should i get a different gpu maybe wait for the gtx 770 price drop?
is gigabyte a good gpu brand? what about the sapphire toxic r9 280x
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October 22, 2013 8:30:47 AM

I'd go Asus with GB as my second choice for a 280X, if going 770 again Asus, with EVGA as #2
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October 22, 2013 11:05:42 AM

I think you're paying too much money for the case and the 280X is a decent GPU but the 770 is much better. This is what I would suggest:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.79 @ DirectCanada)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U9B SE2 37.9 CFM CPU Cooler ($54.99 @ NCIX)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($159.99 @ NCIX)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($84.48 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($109.99 @ Canada Computers)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.79 @ DirectCanada)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($423.98 @ Newegg Canada)
Case: Corsair 500R White ATX Mid Tower Case ($114.99 @ DirectCanada)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($94.98 @ Newegg Canada)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Canada Computers)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($97.99 @ NCIX)
Total: $1465.96
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-22 14:05 EDT-0400)

That gives you $200 for monitor.
October 22, 2013 2:16:11 PM

any other ideas guys?
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October 22, 2013 2:36:08 PM

Anything in particular?
October 22, 2013 5:36:02 PM

like other gpu's that can run a 24 1080p monitor at 144fps for the 144hz
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October 22, 2013 5:51:26 PM

A 770 was mentioned they run about $100 more than the 280X
October 22, 2013 5:58:05 PM

Is it 100 more card?
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October 22, 2013 6:06:27 PM

Most 280X s run about $300, the GTX 770s are more like $400
October 22, 2013 7:02:35 PM

is a gtx 770 worth 100 dollars more then a r9 280x?
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October 22, 2013 7:06:33 PM

I don't think so