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May 27, 2014 1:26:25 PM

What would you change about the following? I am open to suggestions, all I need to stay fixed is the ~$1400 price tag.
https://pcpartpicker.com/user/qwazwaz/saved/4Mlj

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May 27, 2014 1:36:37 PM

I like it looks good. If i were you i would get a better PSU you only really need like 600 watts probably a lot less for that. I would recommend a corsair TX 650 its a better quality PSU and it has more than enough power for around the same price as the rosewill you picked out.
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May 27, 2014 1:59:45 PM

Just a few changes to get under the $1400 number, a better power supply, wireless adapter, and GPU. Also threw in the TX3 cooler to keep the CPU very cool, but also very quiet. Try to stay away from XFX if you can, and Gigabyte's Windforce is very good at keeping the 290 cool :) 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($184.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper TX3 54.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($18.15 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock H81M-HDS Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($52.99 @ Micro Center)
Memory: A-Data XPG V1.0 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Crucial M500 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($69.98 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.43 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 290 4GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($399.99 @ TigerDirect)
Case: Cooler Master N200 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($67.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Asus VS278Q-P 27.0" Monitor ($250.58 @ Newegg)
Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WN881ND 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($18.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Rosewill RK-8100 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
Mouse: Cobra Mazer II Wireless Optical Mouse ($24.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1378.01
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-27 16:58 EDT-0400)
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May 27, 2014 3:02:30 PM

Thank you both very much. I'm fairly new to custom builds, and I just took a cookie-cutter recommendation and tweaked it a bit. HighTechProphet, I will certainly look at your list and take it into consideration. Any other advice from community members is always appreciated, and I will still take suggestions until I build this PC in about 5 weeks from now. Also, the budget has a +- $50 range.
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May 28, 2014 1:01:31 PM

Oh, also, is the not-retail cooler needed? or can I manage with just the stock cooler?
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