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March 22, 2014 10:02:40 AM

I am going to build a gaming PC and I have all the parts. I just wanted to know if this PC build will be good enough to run on ultra settings and other things. My budget is around $1,500. So if you think I need to change anything, please do so. But, keep it around where I have it now.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3ennF

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March 22, 2014 10:31:38 AM

Should be a good build, think I'd look to 1866/9 for DRAM, Haswell likes fast sticks,

http://www.anandtech.com/show/7364/memory-scaling-on-ha...

and maybe rethink the PSU, the CX model is sort of entry level, and don't need 750, might look at the SeaSonic 620, it would be a good fit and higher quality
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March 22, 2014 10:34:06 AM

otherwise it is good.
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March 22, 2014 10:36:10 AM

Changed your RAM as Tradesman1 said and PSU for quality good XFX PSU!
Good build you'll get!

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Micro Center)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($72.25 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial M500 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Hitachi Ultrastar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.00 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($519.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair Carbide Series 300R Windowed ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
Monitor: Asus VS238H-P 23.0" Monitor ($134.99 @ NCIX US)
Keyboard: Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Mouse: Cooler Master CM Storm Xornet Wired Optical Mouse ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Headphones: Logitech G930 7.1 Channel Headset ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Other: SteelSeries QcK Gaming Mouse Pad (Black) ($9.88)
Total: $1663.99
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-22 13:35 EDT-0400)

And it's cheaper!!!
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March 22, 2014 11:05:30 AM

Looks like a pretty solid build, I would personally change a few things though.
The GPU - A 770 OR 780ti would give you a better bang/buck ratio. The 780 is fine, but you will pay more for less performance =).

PSU: The CX is indeed an entry level PSU. It will probably be fine, but you might want to change it for something better. Also, take a modular one. It will make your case look a lot more tidy and it will be more easy to organize all of your cables!

For the SSD and HDD, both are fine, but I would recommend a Samsung 840 series SSD. They are proven to be very reliable. A lot of my friends have them and prefer them over all the others. For the HDD, I have seen people take Hitachi before, but why not go for the WD Caviar blue/ seagate barracuda? Those are brands chosen far more often and are known to be reliable (not that Hitachi isn't, I just don't know much about the brand).
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