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New Gaming build, $800 - $1000 budget, what can I reuse?

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October 26, 2013 12:07:12 PM

I built my current system with help from this forum 5 years ago and it has served me extremely well, but the time has come to upgrade. Tried to play BF4 and it was a no go. My budget will be around $800, but I can stretch it to a $1000. I'll be in the doghouse for a few days, but if it's worth it I'm not afraid! It will mainly be for gaming and some basic video editing (gopro stuff, nothing professional). I'd like to reuse a few components to save money, so tell me if this is a good idea or not. They are:

Case- Cooler Master RC-690-KKN1-GP Link

HDD- Western Digital Blue 640GB Link

PS- PC power and cooling 750W Link

Monitor- Acer X223 22" LCD Link

I've got Windows 7 installed, but I honestly have no idea where I put it so I'll probably need an OS as well. I've got an optical drive, mouse/keyboard, etc. I'd love to upgrade to a 144hz monitor but don't want to sacrifice build quality for it, so I can hopefully pick one up later. Thanks for any and all input!
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October 26, 2013 12:58:08 PM

check to see if the power supply been tested for haswell. some cpu when haswell enters the low power state shut off or reboot.
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October 26, 2013 1:02:21 PM

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

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 EXTREME4 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($303.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $648.95
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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October 26, 2013 1:10:39 PM

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

CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus H87M-E Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($96.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($303.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $650.95
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-26 16:10 EDT-0400)
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October 27, 2013 3:30:18 PM

I checked to see and it doesn't look like my PS is compatible, but I hate to replace it since it still works great and I intentionally over bought on my last build so i could reuse it. Is there a way to use the haswell with my PS still, or do I absolutely have to replace it? Other than that, I like the i5-4570 build a lot. I'll add an OS and I'm thinking about an SSD as well. That should still keep me in my budget range as long as I don't have to upgrade my PS.
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October 27, 2013 3:58:47 PM

Haha no problem just reuse that psu! The haswell compatibility is only for saving power, not necessary at all. I would also go for the intel build, and grab a Samsung 840 EVO SSD indeed.. makes your os+programs way more snappy.
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