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First-Time Gaming PC Builder -- Need to know if these parts will work together and if they are the best bang for my buck

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November 3, 2013 4:30:47 PM

This is my first time building a gaming pc, and i have done a lot of research. Will these parts work together, and if there is any changes that i should make, then please inform me. My budget is 750 dollars. I have a monitor of 720p, 60Hz, but plan to upgrade to a 1080p monitor when I have the money. I also plan on buying Windows 8.1 as the operating software for around 100 dollars. I have my own dvd drive. Will these parts work? Is there any changes I should make?

Sentey Extreme Division GS-6000 II OPtimus Black SECC -- $54.99

BIOSTAR B75MU3+ LGA 1155 Intel B75 -- $59.99

GIGABYTE GV-N65TBOC-2GD GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST 2GB -- $149.99

APEVIA ATX-CB700W 700W ATX12V/EPS12V -- $39.99

Intel Core i5-3470 Ivy Bridge 3.2GHz (3.6GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 -- $189.99

Crucial Ballistix Sport 4GB 240-pin DDR3 SDRAM 1333 -- $31.99

Western Digital WD Blue WD10EZEX 1TB 7200RPm 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s -- $69.99

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a b 4 Gaming
November 3, 2013 4:41:34 PM

I would consider something like this

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4440 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ TigerDirect)
Motherboard: ASRock B85M-HDS Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($66.97 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.75 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($163.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($97.27 @ TigerDirect)
Total: $726.93
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-03 19:41 EST-0500)
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November 3, 2013 6:32:11 PM

stickmansam said:
I would consider something like this

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4440 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ TigerDirect)
Motherboard: ASRock B85M-HDS Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($66.97 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.75 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($163.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($97.27 @ TigerDirect)
Total: $726.93
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-03 19:41 EST-0500)

i have heard that when gaming, you should always go with a nvidia card. Would this AMD card run just as well?
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a b 4 Gaming
November 3, 2013 6:42:48 PM

Nah I run 2 AMD cards in my family rigs, my friends all use AMD except for one on a 9800GTX (old card) and one on the 770 (due to game bundle)

AMD is usually better price/perf and driver issues plague both sides (seems to trouble AMD more [though friends 770 is driver crapping on him])

This 7870XT would be comparable to the 660ti but costs the same as an 650tiboost/660
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November 4, 2013 12:52:15 PM

stickmansam said:
Nah I run 2 AMD cards in my family rigs, my friends all use AMD except for one on a 9800GTX (old card) and one on the 770 (due to game bundle)

AMD is usually better price/perf and driver issues plague both sides (seems to trouble AMD more [though friends 770 is driver crapping on him])

This 7870XT would be comparable to the 660ti but costs the same as an 650tiboost/660

Oh Ok thanks, that really helps me.
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