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Looking for opinions on my build as soon as possible

I would love some people to give me their opinion. I am a first time builder and have built this PC to the best of my knowledge, which isn't saying much..

I would like to keep the price around $1000, if possible less.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2cY23
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2cY23/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2cY23/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3330 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($154.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Thermal Compound: Arctic Cooling MX4 4g Thermal Paste ($7.05 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($309.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($71.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)

Total: $880.94
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-01 18:38 EST-0500)

I am aware that there are things that I could upgrade to get closer to $1000 but is any of it worth the upgrade? I am open to upgrades because I know that it probably needs some. Will this be able to play games like Battlefield 4 with Ultra settings?
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  1. I recommend switching the thermal paste to Arctic Silver 5 but other than that, if you're OK with the temperatures of AMD,then its perfect. My recommend upgrade for your GPU is the Nvidia GTX 770 4Gb and change your CPU into an i5-4670k with a haswell motherboard, better performance for ~ same money.
  2. Best answer
    With your budget, and you have a good mobo picked out, would kick up to a 3570K ($60 more at the Egg), and flop the 1x8GB DRAM to a 2x4GB set preferably 1600 or 1866/9 to get the extra 10-15% performance from dual channel mode
  3. Tradesman1 said:
    With your budget, and you have a good mobo picked out, would kick up to a 3570K ($60 more at the Egg), and flop the 1x8GB DRAM to a 2x4GB set preferably 1600 or 1866/9 to get the extra 10-15% performance from dual channel mode


    Okay so I changed the CPU just because I have a little bit of spending money and I had not realized it was only 1 stick before and it is now changed - http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2d2oG
    With this, would I be able to play games such as Battlefield 4 easily?
  4. Should have no problems :) let us know how the build goes ;)
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