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Can anyone review my custom PC build budget under 1000$

I've build this gaming PC for a friend, he has a 1000$ budget. (excluding os)

Any suggestions? or change?

PS: He wants to run all Blizzard games at Max setting and Elder scroll online (probably on high the build should do just fine)

Thank you!

[PCPartPicker part list](http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/3gcoY) / [Price breakdown by merchant](http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/3gcoY/by_merchant/) / [Benchmarks](http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/3gcoY/benchmarks/)

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
**CPU** | [Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor](http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646i54670k) | $254.79 @ DirectCanada
**CPU Cooler** | [Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler](http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-cpu-cooler-rr212e20pkr2) | $29.80 @ DirectCanada
**Motherboard** | [ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Killer ATX LGA1150 Motherboard](http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-fatal1tyz87killer) | $144.99 @ NCIX
**Memory** | (http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/gskill-memory-f312800cl9d8gbxl) | $82.90 @ DirectCanada
**Storage** | [Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive](http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/western-digital-internal-hard-drive-wd10ezex) | $64.75 @ Vuugo
**Video Card** | [MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card](http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-video-card-n760tf2gd5oc) | $279.98 @ Newegg Canada
**Case** | [Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case](http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-case-300r) | $69.99 @ Canada Computers
**Power Supply** | [EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply](http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-power-supply-100b10500kr) | $44.99 @ NCIX
**Optical Drive** | [Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer](http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-optical-drive-bc12b1stblkbas) | $60.69 @ DirectCanada
**Operating System** | [Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit)](http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/microsoft-os-wn700404) | $114.06 @ DirectCanada
| | **Total**
| Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. | $1146.94
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-25 12:20 EDT-0400 |
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  1. The only thing I would change is the PSU. I'd add just a little more watts. Technically you should be fine with the EVGA 500 watt, but I'm one for a little head room.

    http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/antec-power-supply-hcg620m
  2. 500w is the minimum recommended PSU for the gtx 760. Upgrading it would be nice =)
    Also, are you going to OC? If you aren't you don't need all the fancy OC stuff !

    The rest of the build looks very nice, maybe a 120GB /250 GB SSD later on? The samsung 840 evo SSD's aren't very expensive and top of the line when it comes to performance.
  3. That looks good to me except for the power supply. Those low end EVGA units are made by HEC - an OEM that's not exactly known for quality supplies. You can definitely get a much better unit for not much more money. I'd suggest looking at the Seasonic G series for Haswell.
  4. BnG said:
    500w is the minimum recommended PSU for the gtx 760. Upgrading it would be nice =)
    Also, are you going to OC? If you aren't you don't need all the fancy OC stuff !

    The rest of the build looks very nice, maybe a 120GB /250 GB SSD later on? The samsung 840 evo SSD's aren't very expensive and top of the line when it comes to performance.


    He probably wont OC any GPU you could suggest?
  5. Best answer
    maximpv said:
    BnG said:
    500w is the minimum recommended PSU for the gtx 760. Upgrading it would be nice =)
    Also, are you going to OC? If you aren't you don't need all the fancy OC stuff !

    The rest of the build looks very nice, maybe a 120GB /250 GB SSD later on? The samsung 840 evo SSD's aren't very expensive and top of the line when it comes to performance.


    He probably wont OC any GPU you could suggest?



    With his budget, the 760 would be perfect =). A gigabyte windforce x3 760 has excellent cooling (won't run hot + is excellent for OCing in general even though he isn't planning on doing so). Also, it is one of the cheaper 760's =).
  6. 500 watt is the minimum recommended PSU for the 760, yes. However, the extra cash spent would be wise. You get a higher quality PSU, that's semi modular (only plug in what you need) and has the ability to support higher end cards. Like g-unit said, average is average. You get what you pay for.
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