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I've figured out what I should buy for my first build, but is it worth it?

Last response: in Components
July 8, 2014 1:21:51 PM

This is going to be my first PC build, and I was wondering if anyone could give me some pointers on the build that I chose. If there is a particular part that can be slightly better, please tell me. The parts I specifically chose are meant to do average gaming (hopefully high graphic settings in some games) and editing (cropping videos). I plan on using this build on streaming and recording also. In no case do I hope this build to run everything on high settings, I simply wish for an average gaming build, and I'm not planning on upgrading. Anything is appreciated.

a b 4 Gaming
July 8, 2014 1:26:29 PM

I would recommend you go with a single AMD r9 290 over 660 SLI.

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a b 4 Gaming
July 8, 2014 1:43:01 PM

This would be much better

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CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($250.79 @ DirectCanada)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Seidon 120M 86.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($52.98 @ Newegg Canada)
Motherboard: MSI Z97-G55 SLI ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($133.95 @ DirectCanada)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($98.48 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Crucial M500 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($79.99 @ Canada Computers)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($99.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 290 4GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($399.99 @ Memory Express)
Case: Corsair Carbide Series 300R Windowed ATX Mid Tower Case ($74.99 @ NCIX)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($97.83 @ Vuugo)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.75 @ Vuugo)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($97.80 @ DirectCanada)
Total: $1406.54
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