Will this be a good gaming PC?
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.
Should be a good build, think I'd look to 1866/9 for DRAM, Haswell likes fast sticks,
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
This ram is much better - http://pcpartpicker.com/part/amd-memory-r938g2401u1k
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)
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-22 13:35 EDT-0400)
And it's cheaper!!!
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).