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Skip this Console Generation? Check this Build $1000-$1300

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July 9, 2014 8:25:40 AM

So I've been going back and forth between Xbox One and PS4. Not really knowing what to get.

Perhaps it's time to go PC. I Love playing games on my HDTV. And I want to keep that functionality. Basically I want to play games with high-ultra settings and I will also be using it for movie streaming/light web browsing. I'll be using an Xbox controller.

This is my configuration. How is it? Where can I save on cost? What should I change/upgrade? Trying to stay between $1000-$1300.

[PCPartPicker part list](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zdxYmG) / [Price breakdown by merchant](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zdxYmG/by_merchant/)

Type|Item|Price
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**CPU** | [Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646i54690k) | $238.99 @ Amazon
**CPU Cooler** | [Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-cpu-cooler-r...) | $29.98 @ OutletPC
**Motherboard** | [Asus Z97-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-motherboard-z97a) | $139.99 @ NCIX US
**Memory** | [G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gskill-memory-f314900cl9d8...) | $88.99 @ Newegg
**Storage** | [Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seagate-internal-hard-driv...) | $52.91 @ OutletPC
**Video Card** | [Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 4GB WINDFORCE Video Card](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-video-card-gvn770...) | $379.99 @ Newegg
**Case** | [NZXT Phantom (White) ATX Full Tower Case](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/nzxt-case-phan001wt) | $99.99 @ Amazon
**Power Supply** | [EVGA SuperNOVA 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-power-supply-120pg065...) | $109.98 @ SuperBiiz
**Optical Drive** | [LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/lg-optical-drive-wh14ns40) | $64.99 @ SuperBiiz
**Operating System** | [Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit)](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/microsoft-os-wn700615) | $89.98 @ OutletPC
| | **Total**
| Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available | $1295.79

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July 9, 2014 8:32:41 AM

It's excellent! nothing to change it will max games out no problem at 1080P.
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July 9, 2014 8:41:42 AM

Anything in my build that is overkill?
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July 9, 2014 8:42:23 AM

I've never read a negative review of a seasonic unit. I use them nearly exclusively in the builds I do for customers, just because I've never seen one fail. You can read about any product from even the most reliable manufacturer showing up DOA, but I haven't read many of a seasonic manufactured unit failing.

Here is a decent review of that unit I linked:

http://www.kitguru.net/components/power-supplies/zardon...

Otherwise, everything in your build looks great and is well balanced. You might want to upgrade to a more powerful cooling solution for the CPU if you go for heavy overclocking, but that hyper 212 evo is a great piece of hardware for up to a 4.2-4.4ghz OC.
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July 9, 2014 8:51:47 AM

dwatterworth said:
I've never read a negative review of a seasonic unit. I use them nearly exclusively in the builds I do for customers, just because I've never seen one fail. You can read about any product from even the most reliable manufacturer showing up DOA, but I haven't read many of a seasonic manufactured unit failing.

Here is a decent review of that unit I linked:

http://www.kitguru.net/components/power-supplies/zardon...

Otherwise, everything in your build looks great and is well balanced. You might want to upgrade to a more powerful cooling solution for the CPU if you go for heavy overclocking, but that hyper 212 evo is a great piece of hardware for up to a 4.2-4.4ghz OC.


Looks pretty good. I probably won't be overclocking...light if any.
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July 9, 2014 8:53:39 AM

Very solid build then. You'll be able to enjoy that rig for years. In ~2-3 years if games become way more demanding, you can always go for a second 770. The 4gb version of that card you picked is a great move with all the high res texture packs in the newest games/mods.
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July 9, 2014 9:10:02 AM

650w is enough for your build, just that the one I posted was a better deal. Seasonic is always a good choice, it is what I have in my build.
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Best solution

July 9, 2014 10:41:58 AM

I think the 750 if the cost increase isn't prohibitive would be a good choice for possible sli in the future. You could easily get 4-6 years+ of good gaming performance if you mildly overclocked the CPU and went SLI in the 2-4 year range. 650 like Numanator said is otherwise perfectly suited for the current setup.
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July 10, 2014 10:47:47 AM

Sweet, now I have to decide if I'm going to return my Surface Pro 3.

I know they're completely different...but for now I can only have one.
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