$600-700 Gaming Build (First Build)

Wanted some advice on my first build. I previously had a CyberPower Pc Gamer Xtreme GXi210 PC, and due to issues with the PSU and case, decided to build a new one. I wanted to use parts from the old PC as well as some new purchases, and wanted advice to see if they would work well together. It will be used mostly for gaming and Web Browsing.

From Old PC:
Processor- I5-2400
Motherboard- ASUS P8H67-M Pro
RAM- Super Talent 8GB DDR3 1333MHZ
Hard drive- Seagate 1TB SATA, 3.0 Gb/s

Considering Purchasing:
EVGA GeForce GTX760 SuperClocked w/EVGA ACX Cooler 2GB GDDR5 256bit, Dual-Link DVI-I, DVI-D, HDMI,DP, SLI Ready Graphics Card
Corsair Carbide Series White 500R Mid Tower

Also considering replacing the stock CPU cooler with a Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO due to overheating issues with old PC.

My budget for new parts is around 600-700. Not really that interested in overclocking or SLI.
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  1. I would upgrade the CPU/Motherboard as well right now, they are quite outdated and will hold you back.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: MSI Z97 PC MATE ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 760 2GB DirectCU II Video Card ($229.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $609.96

    Here's what I would recommend. The PSU should be enough to easily handle all of the components.

    If you're not planning to overclock at all, grab these two instead. A locked CPU and a H97 motherboard will be a slightly cheaper option.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4690 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H97-D3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $309.98

    The Z97/H97 motherboards will be compatible with the next generation of Intel CPUs so there's some great upgrade options down the line. The case is a bit of a person preference, so I won't really suggest any. The one you chose is a great option and should be just fine.
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    ^ i5 sandy bridge is pretty much the same as current i5. there is no way it will bottleneck

    phantom case is on sale
    XFX 750 Gold is similar to HX 750. made by seasonic

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Superclocked ACX Video Card ($234.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($94.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $429.95
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
  3. Not really familiar with Corsair or the Phantom case to be honest, I had seen a lot of people suggesting the Corsair on these forums. Is the Phantom a better case? Or are they about equal?
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