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Is this PC build worth the $?

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2MOmm
I saw this PC build for $1500 on youtube. As of right now it would run me around $1150. Is this as beastly as the video makes it sound? Could I get more bang for my buck with a different build?

Benchmarks:
Bioshock 1080p ultra settings 105 avg FPS, Far cry 3 1080p high settings 70-80FPS, Tomb Raider 1080p ultra settings 101 FPS, Battlefield ultra settings 78 FPS.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9MtystcG_28#t=84
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  1. At 1080p, that should handle those games very well, an excellent buy. Go for it.
  2. Best answer
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.99 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-D3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($137.99 @ NCIX US)
    Memory: A-Data XPG V2 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($87.97 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($329.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Thermaltake Armor Reveo Snow Edition ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($71.30 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $1127.18
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-03 21:02 EST-0500)

    i reckon you're a beginner, so i'm assuming you're not going to OC by much. a Hyper 212 EVO would suffice then.

    i really don't trust Thermaltake PSUs. may as well go for quality for a bit less.
  3. The intel core i5-4670k is on sale for $179.99 at microcenter. It sounds like a great deal.

    I am a beginner. I'm looking to switch over from console(Xbox one). There are several games on PC that I can't wait to get my hands on. The upgraded graphics/FPS is a huge bonus.
  4. davdukes4 said:
    The intel core i5-4670k is on sale for $179.99 at microcenter. It sounds like a great deal.


    always been the case. i don't think you can call it a "sale", more like a subsidized discount of sort all year round. it's pick-up only, and most times, people don't have a MC nearby. get it anyway.
  5. I have a microcenter right down the road!
  6. davdukes4 said:
    I have a microcenter right down the road!


    heh. the envy of many a PC builder...... i hate you.

    kidding aside, again, it's a good build. the fact that you got a discount on that 4670K and you don't have to pay & wait for shipping makes it a good deal. feel free to stick with the cooler you went with, or maybe a Noctua NH-D14 if you got around $80 to spare on it.

    the PSU though, i got to tell you not a whole lot of good Thermaltake PSU out there. and considering your budget, you'd be able to afford a more quality PSU from Seasonic, Antec or Corsair (except for the CX & GS series). basically get a tier 2 at most; http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx
  7. Well you're one of the lucky few! You can get the i5-4670k + Asus Z87-A bundle at microcenter for only $264.98: http://www.microcenter.com/site/brands/intel-processor-bundles.aspx

    So your build should end up like this:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.99 @ Microcenter)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($87.97 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($329.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
    Other: i5-4670k + Asus Z87-A at Microcenter Store ($264.98)
    Total: $942.88
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-03 21:45 EST-0500)

    -I didn't put in a case because PcPartPicker was lagging for me. Here's the case I would have put in there: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811345010
    Making the total under $1000.

    -Better quality psu.
    -Using microcenter bundle.
    -Better quality case.
    -Cheaper RAM, also low profile.
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