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Building my own PC for the first time, please help me decide good parts.

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May 13, 2014 8:43:38 PM

so i am putting together a list of parts for a PC i plan to build over the summer. i have very little knowledge about such things, and only know the basics. here is what i have so far.... http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3JDvl
i don't know if any of this is good, i would like to have a mid to high level gaming computer that can run on high graphics in most games. my budget is around $1200, and anything on this list is up for change except for the windows 8, and the CPU, in less there is a much better one around

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a b 4 Gaming
May 13, 2014 8:55:08 PM

First of all, two R7-250s will not run on a 430w PSU. Secondly, you can get a single GPU which offers the same performance for about the same cost (GTX 760 or R9-270X). You will still need at least a 550w PSU. And the motherboard is a bit too much. Made some improvements to the build. Noticed that I put in a cheaper, but still decent, motherboard and a strong single GPU?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Rosewill RCX-ZAIO-92 54.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-Plus ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($154.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($76.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital AV-GP 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($99.51 @ Mwave)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB ACX Video Card ($329.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ TigerDirect)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12G 650W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply ($99.99 @ Mwave)
Optical Drive: Pioneer BDR-209DBK Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1228.41
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-13 23:59 EDT-0400)
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a b 4 Gaming
May 13, 2014 9:11:29 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3JF3v
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3JF3v/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3JF3v/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.94 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($85.98 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB DirectCU II Video Card ($328.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ TigerDirect)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($84.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Pioneer BDR-209DBK Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1184.83
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-14 00:21 EDT-0400)
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