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Review please: First-time build. $1000 gaming + general use

Appreciate feedback on the build below. Teaming up with my 15-year-old son for a first-time build.
Thanks -Neal

Approximate Purchase Date: Next 2-4 weeks
Budget Range: $1,000
System Usage: Some game use (Starcraft, Tomb Raider, Minecraft). Single, hi-def monitor, but don't need extreme settings on games. + General home use.
Location: Washington, DC

Notes:
* Trying to keep this under $1,000.
* No OC: Save cost, and probably beyond our skill at this point
* Stock cooling (see above - no OC)
* The 15-year-old wants a cool looking case, and thus the choices of the CM Storm Enforcer.
* No SSD right now b/c we had to cut costs somewhere.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2DrkZ

CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($194.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H87-D3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($87.97 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($249.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower Case ($85.04 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: SeaSonic G 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($85.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ TigerDirect)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit - OEM (64-bit) ($99.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1004.93
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-18 17:23 EST-0500)
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    That is a very solid build. I can actually not suggest any changes!

    The 760 should max out all games you listed so you need not worry about that.
  2. Thanks for the second set of eyes.
  3. njr7 said:
    Thanks for the second set of eyes.


    No problems, have fun building it.
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