new build need help

building a gaming pc for around 700 this is what i have so far, not sure to get windows 8 or 7 and will this build play modded skyrim
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  1. Your build looks pretty good. I think that you may need a bigger PSU because 500w is a bit small for the parts you listed (not entirely sure though).

    On the windows subject, it's a preference thing. I have had the opportunity to use both versions of windows and honestly if you take a bit of time to learn the interface of windows 8 it isn't that bad. It is also more optimized than windows 7 (ex: has faster boot times), and the search functionality is quite good. If you prefer simplicity, then go with windows 7 though.

    For Skyrim, your rig can definitely run Skyrim, and very well at that. I have a rig with relatively lower specs than this one, and I can run Skyrim on Ultra at 60 fps, with a lot of mods installed.
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    PCPartPicker part list:
    Price breakdown by merchant:

    CPU: Intel Core i3-4330 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor ($124.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: MSI B85-G41 PC Mate ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($79.49 @ Amazon)
    Memory: GeIL EVO Veloce Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($62.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Hitachi Ultrastar 7K3000 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($87.37 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card ($165.38 @ Newegg)
    Case: Zalman ZM-Z9 U3 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($78.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $639.20

    Better gaming CPU with better upgrade potential and cheaper.
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