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Need opinion on $1000 gaming pc build

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February 23, 2014 11:10:05 AM

Hello, this will be my first pc build and this is what I've come up with so far http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2YErV
I'm having trouble deciding if it's worth choosing a i5-4th generation over the i5-3570k I chose. I'm not too worried about "future proofing" and from what I've discovered so far the i5-4th gen cpus aren't impressively a step above from what I chose. I'm aware this would also cause me to choose another motherboard so if you think its better to go with 4th gen and don't mind linking a great compatible mobo that would be greatly appreciated. I also have plans of messing around with overclocking and SLI down the road. The case I chose was great but has no 3.0 usb ports so I will most likely be choosing another one, any tips also appreciated. Besides that, I also need a 23-24" monitor: 1080p, TN panel, 60-120hz, >5ms response time preferred.

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a b 4 Gaming
February 23, 2014 12:32:06 PM

Here ya go, I switched to Haswell, as right now it's $20 off, and the price is around the same as the Ivy Bridge. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2YIYZ If you are worried about the case, trust me it's not a cheap-o case. It has USB 3.0 and is from a trustworthy company, I personally use it in one of my builds and it's fantastic for the price. Hope this helped!
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a b 4 Gaming
February 23, 2014 1:26:10 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87-D3HP ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($54.99 @ Microcenter)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Monitor: BenQ GW2255 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($104.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1034.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-23 16:26 EST-0500)
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February 23, 2014 6:10:03 PM

Alright, thanks for the feedback. It definitely helps slim down these hard decisions.
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a b 4 Gaming
February 24, 2014 4:43:34 PM

No problem! Don't forget to chose a best answer :) 
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