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Please Tell Me This is a Good $1200 Build

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Ejoman/saved/44hd

I've worked on this for a while, and it finally came to this, and according to my research, this is a good PC for gaming.
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  1. For $1200 I would advise you to go with a Intel i5 4670k and Z87 mobo combo. Anything over $900, for gaming you want to go intel.
  2. This build should be much better and faster.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($227.99 @ NCIX US)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Micro Center)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($319.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Corsair 500R White ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic G 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($82.99 @ Mwave)
    Total: $960.91
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-01 21:41 EDT-0400)
  3. And I would go with a nvidia gtx 780 instead of a 290x. Better performance, not as much heat, same price or cheaper. If you do go with a 290x don't get power cooler. Its junk
  4. TechCIDLC said:
    This build should be much better and faster.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($227.99 @ NCIX US)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Micro Center)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($319.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Corsair 500R White ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic G 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($82.99 @ Mwave)
    Total: $960.91
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-01 21:41 EDT-0400)


    You forgot a mobo. And a 290x is faster than a 770.
  5. Seems like you are good to go! But you might want to take a look at this build. I have it and it runs like a beast!
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3ktXk

    BTW The video card you have may not run as you want it. The 8350 is pretty good, but you may want a more powerful CPU if you are getting that video card!

    Happy Building!

    -DallasTX9
  6. And defiantly go with a SeaSonic or XFX PSU. And in some cases Corsair. Whatever you listed is junk.
  7. DallasTX9 said:
    Seems like you are good to go! But you might want to take a look at this build. I have it and it runs like a beast!
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3ktXk

    BTW The video card you have may not run as you want it. The 8350 is pretty good, but you may want a more powerful CPU if you are getting that video card!

    Happy Building!

    -DallasTX9


    A 750 is the lowest end current nvidia card out. Dont get that. otherwise good build man
  8. Best answer
    Get this build.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($227.99 @ NCIX US)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Micro Center)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Micro Center)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($449.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair Graphite Series 230T Black ATX Mid Tower Case ($74.99 @ Micro Center)
    Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($69.99 @ TigerDirect)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $1292.87
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-01 21:57 EDT-0400)
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