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February 8, 2014 3:30:50 PM

I've only purchased Gateway and Dell before, but after taking apart my computer, even opening the PSU (to find a lizard, that must have escaped and wasted my time) I feel I'm up to this now. :p 

Mostly because I want to up my graphic settings (I have a Dell with a GTX 560, and a Core 2 Quad Q9650) and because my computer is acting up (long story short, I have to unplug the Ethernet cord to turn on my computer).

I hope to purchase these parts in a week or less. Preferably from reputable sites like Amazon and Newegg (?)

I won't overclock anything yet for a while. So the stock fans should be fine until then?
I already have a Seagate 500GB SATA to put in the new build, and 2 Monitors.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Pro3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($109.99 @ Staples)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($259.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($96.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit - OEM (64-bit) ($99.98 @ Best Buy)
Total: $986.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-08 18:28 EST-0500)

I was also considering:
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($109.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($84.98 @ Newegg)

Is this a proper build, and are there any suggestions to make it cheaper?
I could probably get cheaper memory? I'm still lost on memory.

I also already have a "FSP Group Booster X5 450W Independent/Supplementary" http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
but I'm a bit paranoid about the idea of it, even in my computer now, so I don't plan on using it in the new build.

Thank you!

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February 8, 2014 3:37:43 PM

Looks good. There is no need for the fsp, either psu will work fine for a 760.
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