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Future proof gaming computer build for a friend

I've gone thought all of this, and I haven't found any problems. My friend has $1,100 to spend on his computer, but it is all store credit at BestBuy. So here are the prices from BestBuy. And my friend wants a SSD and the monitor.

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Intel - Core™ i5-4570 3.2GHz Processor
Model: BX80646I54570
$200.98

MSI - Desktop Motherboard - Intel Z87 Express Chipset - Socket H3 LGA-1150
Model: Z87-G43
$111.57

Zotac - GeForce GTX 760 Graphic Card - 993 MHz Core - 2 GB GDDR5 SDRAM - PCI Express 3.0 x16
Model: ZT-70401-10P
$234.27

Corsair - CX Series Modular CX600M 600W ATX Power Supply - Black
Model: CP-9020060-NA
$59.99

Corsair - Vengeance 2-Pack 4GB DDR3 DIMM Desktop Memory Kit
Model: CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B
$79.99

SanDisk - 128 GB 2.5" Internal Solid State Drive - Bulk
Model: X110
$104.01

Cooler Master - Elite 430 Mid-Tower Chassis
Model:RC-430-KWN1
$49.99

Samsung - 48x Write/24x Rewrite/48x Read CD - 24x Write DVD Internal DVD-Writer Drive
Model: SH-224DB
$17.99 ($4.81 shipping)

Asus - 24" LED HD Monitor
Model: VG248QE
$264.98


Poduct Total: $1,127.19
Shipping: $4.81
Tax: $28.96
Subtotal: $1,160.96


Recommended but not needed (stuff that he can get later)


Cooler Master - Hyper 212 EVO 120mm CPU Cooling Fan
Model: RR-212E-20PK-R2
$34.99

Cooler Master - SickleFlow Cooling Fan
Model: R4-L2R-20AC-GP R
$8.14

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So like will this work? Any problems or compatibility issues?

Thanks in advance
-Snake
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  1. forgot a large HD for storage.... and I'd go with a 256GB SSD.
  2. It seems we've left out the OS in the budget.
  3. USAFRet said:
    It seems we've left out the OS in the budget.


    Nah, we have an extra copy. And there''s always Ubuntu.
  4. corroded said:
    forgot a large HD for storage.... and I'd go with a 256GB SSD.


    I asked my friend about it, and he wants a SSD no matter what, And a 256Gb is more money, and i'm already out of the budget.
  5. I'd pick up a cheaper $150 monitor and windows. also, I'd go with a larger hard drive, either pick up a 256 gb ssd, or buy a 1tb hdd for about $60 off of newegg or amazon.
  6. no point in getting a hyper 212 since you cant overclock and case fans arent really necessary either. but the 128gb disk does seem small, if its the only drive you have
  7. If the 128Gb SSD is the only drive, you'll be buying another drive before the end of January.
  8. Mike Friesen said:
    I'd pick up a cheaper $150 monitor and windows. also, I'd go with a larger hard drive, either pick up a 256 gb ssd, or buy a 1tb hdd for about $60 off of newegg or amazon.


    That is the cheapest 144hz monitor I could find. Not using 60hz for this build. And later on he will be buying a storage HDD for extra bulk storage.
  9. why not 60hz? the 760 is not going to push 144 fps
  10. also... there is no such thing as "future proofing" PC's are good for 3-5 years. End of story.

    I've been in the PC business for over 10 years and working directly w/ systems for over 20 years...

    Trust me, 3-5 years.
  11. airplanegeek said:
    why not 60hz? the 760 is not going to push 144 fps


    He will not be playing BF4 on high setting with this build. I encourage you to look up the benefits of 120hz+. Almost all competitive gaming is done 120hz or more.
  12. SnakeGTX said:
    airplanegeek said:
    why not 60hz? the 760 is not going to push 144 fps


    He will not be playing BF4 on high setting with this build. I encourage you to look up the benefits of 120hz+. Almost all competitive gaming is done 120hz or more.


    i know the benefits of 120hz, i just didn't realize he would be competitively gaming.
  13. So far no one has gave me the answer that i was looking for.

    I am wanting to know if these parts will work with each other.
  14. Best answer
    SnakeGTX said:
    So far no one has gave me the answer that i was looking for.

    I am wanting to know if these parts will work with each other.


    There are a few inconsistencies, but yes....that will all work.
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