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New PC build for playing planetside2 and bf4, how does it look?

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January 16, 2014 7:12:42 AM

Hello,
I just recentaly completed a new pc build mainly to play games such as Planetside2 dayZ sa and bf4 when i get enough money to buy it (aint cheap building a pc!). I would like to know if there are any upgrades I should make before taking on games such as bf4 and crysis because i was able to save $300 of my $2000 budget and was wondering where to push it.
(I know that I could push this towards my games but I would prefer to get the best hardware possible before I splurge on a steam sale)
Thanks

pc specs:
MSI gtx780 lightning
Asus maximus vi hero
16gb g-skill ripjaws (2x8gb)
Intel i5-4670k
thermaltake commander ms-II
wester digital 1tb hard rive black
corsair gs-800
windows 7 enterprise n (32bit)
collermaster hyper 212x
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peripherals
3x lenovo thinkvision monitors
razer death stalker
razer tiamat 2.2
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January 16, 2014 7:17:46 AM

PSU is overkill. You could get an XFX650 and still have plenty of room to spare and it is better quality than that GS unit from Corsair.

You also NEED 64-bit windows or else your system will be limited in many ways such as only being able to use 3gb RAM.

Get win8.1. It is proven to be better for games time and time again.
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January 16, 2014 7:25:24 AM

You don't need such a pricy motherboard, something like a Gigabyte UD3H would be a fine choice. 8GB is plenty of RAM for gaming, you won't see any benefit from having 16.

If you don't plan on SLI at some point, a 650 watt PSU is plenty. If you do, I would look at something around 850 watts.

Windows 7 Enterprise 32 bit...? You should be getting Windows 8.1 64 bit.

I am not sure those are the best gaming monitors, look for something with a low response time (1-3ms).

Something like this is what I would recommend, and it leaves you some money to get your keyboard and mouse:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($225.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($159.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($81.50 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($88.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($99.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($515.91 @ Newegg)
Case: Thermaltake Commander MS-I ID ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) ($94.99 @ NCIX US)
Monitor: Asus VS238H-P 23.0" Monitor ($147.58 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VS238H-P 23.0" Monitor ($147.58 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VS238H-P 23.0" Monitor ($147.58 @ Newegg)
Total: $1900.04
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-16 10:24 EST-0500)
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