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$1000 Gaming PC budget needs finalization: Build iffy

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November 30, 2013 12:41:59 AM

A friend of mine has decided to switch over to the master race. He decided to put down $1000 (up to $1200 if necessary), to build a high end gaming rig. He wants to be able to play pretty much every game thrown at him max settings (or at least high) 1080p 60 to 120 fps. Will this fit the bill?
It was recommended to save some money on mobo and wireless adapter and get the 280x. Good idea?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($144.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($52.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($246.30 @ Amazon)
Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WDN4800 802.11a/b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill BlackHawk ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill Hive 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VS248H-P 24.0" Monitor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $984.21
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-30 03:38 EST-0500)

Also, as you can see we have no peripherals picked out, so any suggestions on that front are welcome. The monitor was the best deal we could find, but we know next to nothing about monitors, so any input would be nice.

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November 30, 2013 12:55:35 AM
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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4440 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($178.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B85-HD3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($88.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($52.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($315.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Wireless Network Adapter: Rosewill RNX-N180UBE 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter ($17.22 @ Amazon)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VS248H-P 24.0" Monitor ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1054.10
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-30 03:55 EST-0500)
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a b V Motherboard
November 30, 2013 12:59:41 AM

aim for a more powerful GPU, just for 50$ more you can get R9-280X, it will run most games max on 1080p with 60+FPS.
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