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Gaming build ~900€ budget - recommendations/comments on my parts?

Hi there!

I've received the request to build a rig for a family member,
He's new to the PC world and would primarily use the desktop for gaming.

I'm by all means not tech savvy, but capable of browsing through the net and compare the products that are being offered. Although I'd like your expert advice on my chosen components.

Picked parts:

RAM: Kingston Hyperx Genesis - 2x4GB 1600Mhz DDR3
HDD: Western Digital Blue - 1TB - 7200 RPM & 64 Buffer
PSU: Corsair CX Series Modular CX600M - 600 Watt & 80 plus Bronze
MOBO: MSI Z77A-G45 - Intel Z77 Express & LGA1155 Socket
CPU: Intel Core i5 3570K - 3.4 Ghz LGA 1155 Socket
Graphics: Gigabyte GTX 770 OC Windforce 3X - 2GB DDR5
SSD: Samsung 840 Pro Series - 128 GB

So that's the setup I've picked so far, after reading reviews and looking value wise.
The case is not my decision to make. And I think the stock cooler will do the job just fine.

My aim is to make the computer future proof for the next 2-3 years and give him the room to upgrade and/or overlock the components whenever the need arrives.

So, please let me know what you think and what you would change/do instead.
Constructive criticism is greatly appreciated!

Thanks,
Accesoir.
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  1. If you are building a PC now i suggest you get a haswell system instead of an ivy bridge system.
    I am not sure where you live but i would change the cpu to a i5 4670k, the mobo to an asrock extreme 4 and the graphics card to any r9 280x
  2. H4X3R said:
    If you are building a PC now i suggest you get a haswell system instead of an ivy bridge system.
    I am not sure where you live but i would change the cpu to a i5 4670k, the mobo to an asrock extreme 4 and the graphics card to any r9 280x


    Thanks for the feedback.

    I'd rather stay with Ivy because it's been here for quite a while and all the failures/errors should be solved by now. Haswell's newer socket LGA1150 might still suffer a bit from child diseases, no? I live in Belgium, if that's a reference you were looking for. The mobo is a good arguement, gonna look into it, Thanks! And regarding the graphics card, why exactly would you choose an R9 280x, instead of the 770 GTX?
  3. the gtx 770 lacks more vram. In bf4 for example, more than 2gb of vram is used. The 280x and 770 are about same fast just the 280x is a little cheaper and has more vram.
  4. H4X3R said:
    the gtx 770 lacks more vram. In bf4 for example, more than 2gb of vram is used. The 280x and 770 are about same fast just the 280x is a little cheaper and has more vram.


    Ah yes! I see, 3GB instead of 2GB. Thanks!
  5. Anyone else with a recommendation or something I should take into consideration upon building this one?
  6. Best answer
    Looks like im the only one :S
    You won't go wrong with that build (R9 280X instead of 770)
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