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Is there anything worth upgrading on this rig?

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January 19, 2014 11:17:03 AM

Here is my current build:

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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 ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-D3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($134.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($82.05 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($82.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($329.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair Graphite Series 230T Black ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VE247H 23.6" Monitor ($144.99 @ NCIX US)
Keyboard: Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Other: Windows 8.1 ($119.99)
Other: Audio Merger ($4.99)
Other: Anti Static ($4.99)
Total: $1340.92
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-19 14:15 EST-0500)

My budget is $1400 but I do not see anything that needs upgrading. I could increase my budget to $1450 if there is something big that I should get.

Will the intel 5xxx and gtx 8xx be out very soon?

Also is this all I need to set up my PC? And does a wifi connector come with that mobo?

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January 19, 2014 11:18:50 AM

Go for an R9 290, if you can find it under $450
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January 19, 2014 11:22:49 AM

tonyzet said:
Go for an R9 290, if you can find it under $450


Hmm I heard that GPU runs insanely hot and it seems like all of them are in the $500 - $600 range if you could point me to a link maybe...
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January 19, 2014 11:25:26 AM

Thats why I said "if you can find it". SSD would be a nice speed candy as stated above...
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January 19, 2014 11:29:03 AM

Maybe a PSU upgrade to 750W:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

It's not necessary for the build right now, but it's only $20 more and it would give you more options later if you want to replace the graphics card.
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January 19, 2014 11:41:43 AM

Thinking about an SSD, if I get it should I just put the OS on it?
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January 19, 2014 12:12:55 PM

Absolutely. The OS and the games go on the SSD.
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