New Computer Build, need your opinion

so im building a new computer and so far iv picked out these parts. the video card and power supply is already bought so i will not be needing those. link is here: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/32mh4 think this will be a good gaming rig? and also would you prefer windows 8 over windows 7?
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  1. Windows 7 vs 8 really comes down to your personal preference.
  2. Hi
    I am sorry, but it is pretty unbalanced system.
    -You don't need that much expensive motherboard. Cheaper one will serve you just fine
    -You don't need more then 8GB of RAM for gaming.
    -Better get 120GB SSD for OS, Applications, Games, and 1TB HDD for storage: Music, Movies, Pictures, Software.
    -That PSU is pretty basic one, and for $1300 system is not appropriate one.
    -Again for $1300 budget R9 270X is not appropriate GPU.

    Here is some changes that i made, and it is less than $1300
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.96 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Asus Z87-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.99 @ Microcenter)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.89 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($329.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: XFX XTR 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($23.49)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $1208.25
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-02 14:34 EST-0500)
  3. maurelie said:
    Hi
    I am sorry, but it is pretty unbalanced system.
    -You don't need that much expensive motherboard. Cheaper one will serve you just fine
    -You don't need more then 8GB of RAM for gaming.
    -Better get 120GB SSD for OS, Applications, Games, and 1TB HDD for storage: Music, Movies, Pictures, Software.
    -That PSU is pretty basic one, and for $1300 system is not appropriate one.
    -Again for $1300 budget R9 270X is not appropriate GPU.

    Here is some changes that i made, and it is less than $1300
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.96 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Asus Z87-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.99 @ Microcenter)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.89 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($329.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: XFX XTR 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($23.49)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $1208.25
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-02 14:34 EST-0500)

    I want to argue with you over the AMD GPU. AMD is for shooters. Nvidia for Assasin's creed like games.
  4. XxD34THxX said:

    I want to argue with you over the AMD GPU. AMD is for shooters. Nvidia for Assasin's creed like games.

    Yeah, that's complete nonsense....
  5. well i told you my gpu and power supply i already own so im not sure why your telling me this. SSD are to expensive and not enough space so i think the HD i picked is just fine. as for the mother board i picked it so i can upgrade later on without worry. and more memory means less upgrading later on. i really dont see your points here

    maurelie said:
    Hi
    I am sorry, but it is pretty unbalanced system.
    -You don't need that much expensive motherboard. Cheaper one will serve you just fine
    -You don't need more then 8GB of RAM for gaming.
    -Better get 120GB SSD for OS, Applications, Games, and 1TB HDD for storage: Music, Movies, Pictures, Software.
    -That PSU is pretty basic one, and for $1300 system is not appropriate one.
    -Again for $1300 budget R9 270X is not appropriate GPU.

    Here is some changes that i made, and it is less than $1300
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.96 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Asus Z87-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.99 @ Microcenter)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.89 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($329.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: XFX XTR 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($23.49)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $1208.25
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-02 14:34 EST-0500)
  6. Lukek84 said:
    well i told you my gpu and power supply i already own so im not sure why your telling me this. SSD are to expensive and not enough space so i think the HD i picked is just fine. as for the mother board i picked it so i can upgrade later on without worry. and more memory means less upgrading later on. i really dont see your points here

    maurelie said:
    Hi
    I am sorry, but it is pretty unbalanced system.
    -You don't need that much expensive motherboard. Cheaper one will serve you just fine
    -You don't need more then 8GB of RAM for gaming.
    -Better get 120GB SSD for OS, Applications, Games, and 1TB HDD for storage: Music, Movies, Pictures, Software.
    -That PSU is pretty basic one, and for $1300 system is not appropriate one.
    -Again for $1300 budget R9 270X is not appropriate GPU.

    Here is some changes that i made, and it is less than $1300
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.96 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Asus Z87-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.99 @ Microcenter)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.89 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($329.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: XFX XTR 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($23.49)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $1208.25
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-02 14:34 EST-0500)




    Check some thing on forums and youtube videos and think again about some things you want for your system.
    Things to search for:
    Is Antec Basiq good power supply for $1300 budget?
    Is R9 270X better than GTX 770?
    Is Intel Broadwell going to use Z87 chipset?
    Is 16GB of RAM necessary for gaming?
    Is it better to have SSD +HDD or just HDD?
    Is 16GB of RAM supported by Windows 8 32bit?

    Cheers
  7. I will be using 64bit windows not 32. and i just bought the video card like 2 weeks ago, im not buying another one. and i can get double the memory for like 40 bucks more so who cares?

    maurelie said:
    Lukek84 said:
    well i told you my gpu and power supply i already own so im not sure why your telling me this. SSD are to expensive and not enough space so i think the HD i picked is just fine. as for the mother board i picked it so i can upgrade later on without worry. and more memory means less upgrading later on. i really dont see your points here

    maurelie said:
    Hi
    I am sorry, but it is pretty unbalanced system.
    -You don't need that much expensive motherboard. Cheaper one will serve you just fine
    -You don't need more then 8GB of RAM for gaming.
    -Better get 120GB SSD for OS, Applications, Games, and 1TB HDD for storage: Music, Movies, Pictures, Software.
    -That PSU is pretty basic one, and for $1300 system is not appropriate one.
    -Again for $1300 budget R9 270X is not appropriate GPU.

    Here is some changes that i made, and it is less than $1300
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.96 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Asus Z87-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.99 @ Microcenter)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.89 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($329.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: XFX XTR 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($23.49)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $1208.25
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-02 14:34 EST-0500)




    Check some thing on forums and youtube videos and think again about some things you want for your system.
    Things to search for:
    Is Antec Basiq good power supply for $1300 budget?
    Is R9 270X better than GTX 770?
    Is Intel Broadwell going to use Z87 chipset?
    Is 16GB of RAM necessary for gaming?
    Is it better to have SSD +HDD or just HDD?
    Is 16GB of RAM supported by Windows 8 32bit?

    Cheers
  8. I am not telling you to buy new GPU, just saying that for the amount of money listed in your pcpartpicker build, you could have purchased better parts. That is all.
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