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First build gaming PC- Will this run newer games on ultra

So I have been doing some research and after many years of playing on my old PC its time to build a new PC! However I've always gotten a pre-built pc so I've tried picking my own parts. I was hoping to build a gaming pc that could run all these new gen games on ultra( Bf4, bf hardline , watchdogs , Gta 5 (maybe) with relatively high frames. I was also unsure if I should get the i5 or i7 processor, I have heard there isn't too big of a difference between the two for gaming but I would like another opinion. If you have any edits to the build please share, also anything that could make the build better while staying near 1200 USD. Thank you in advance!!
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/DyhwkL
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  1. You dont need an I7 for gaming...an I5 will be just fine. This shouldnt have any issues with the games you listed. Watchdogs is having issues right now so I wouldnt worry so much about that game. But this will be just fine for BF4.
  2. Do you plan on overclocking the CPU? The i7s are not needed for gaming, the potential gains you may get do not offset the price increase.
  3. Best answer
    Here is a good build that is capable of playing all those games. The graphics card comes with Watch Dogs included, so buy as early as you can.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Asus Z97-PRO ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($187.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($77.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Crucial MX100 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($106.81 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.92 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Superclocked ACX Video Card ($309.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 500R Black ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($99.99 @ Amazon)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($102.98 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1265.62
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
  4. You could also do this:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z97 Extreme3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($119.91 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($72.00 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 780 3GB TWIN FROZR Video Card ($477.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Micro Center)
    Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $1199.79
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

    Edit: Wow that Corsair 500R is a great deal.
  5. numanator said:
    Do you plan on overclocking the CPU? The i7s are not needed for gaming, the potential gains you may get do not offset the price increase.
    Yes I would like to try it in the future, not right away though
  6. I would swap the XFX power supply onto the first build and drop the SSD down to a 120. But other than that TechCIDLC's gets my vote.
  7. TechCIDLC said:
    Here is a good build that is capable of playing all those games. The graphics card comes with Watch Dogs included, so buy as early as you can.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Asus Z97-PRO ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($187.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($77.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Crucial MX100 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($106.81 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.92 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Superclocked ACX Video Card ($309.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 500R Black ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($99.99 @ Amazon)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($102.98 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1265.62
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available


    How much frames on , lets say battlefield 4. Also thanks for the input
  8. Nick9909 said:
    TechCIDLC said:
    Here is a good build that is capable of playing all those games. The graphics card comes with Watch Dogs included, so buy as early as you can.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Asus Z97-PRO ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($187.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($77.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Crucial MX100 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($106.81 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.92 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Superclocked ACX Video Card ($309.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 500R Black ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($99.99 @ Amazon)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($102.98 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1265.62
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available


    How much frames on , lets say battlefield 4. Also thanks for the input


    At Ultra settings, 1080p, and Antialiasing, BF4 will run 40-50+FPS. That is very playable.
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