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Is this a good gaming pc build and what graphics card should I buy?

Hey guys I've put together a list of parts for a gaming pc. They are:

CPU: I5 4690k
Motherboard: Msi Z87- G45
RAM: 8GB(4x2) G Skill Ripjaws X series
HDD: WD Caviar Blue 1TB
GPU: GTX 780 or R9 290X(need help on deciding which to get)
Case: Corsair 200R
PSU: Corsair CX 750W
Optical Drive: An Asus DVD/CD writer
OS: Windows 8

I need help deciding if I should buy the GTX 780 or R9 290X. They seem pretty close to each other in their capabilities. Which would be better in the long run? Do you have any other suggestions? I want this pc to be able to run max settings at 60 fps on most games for as long as possible. This build is going to cost about $1000 which is as high as I can go.

EDIT:I also like the sound of nvidia a shadow play feature. Is it good? I want to be able to make youtube videos and livestream on twitch too.
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    I made some changes, but I doubt you will be to get what you listed for less than 1000. 290 is just as good as gtx 780 and only 5 % percent less performance than 290X.

    [PCPartPicker part list](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/jj9kWZ) / [Price breakdown by merchant](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/jj9kWZ/by_merchant/)

    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)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($83.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.97 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 290 4GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($359.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($47.99 @ Micro Center)
    Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($123.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($97.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $1127.87
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-30 11:26 EDT-0400
  2. EndGamerGuy said:
    What is the DDR5 for the 780??


    DDR5 is nothing. GDDR5 comes with most modern video cards and refers to the VRAM types that it uses. GDDR5 is the best ram for video cards at the moment.
  3. ak47jar3d said:
    I made some changes, but I doubt you will be to get what you listed for less than 1000. 290 is just as good as gtx 780 and only 5 % percent less performance than 290X.

    [PCPartPicker part list](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/jj9kWZ) / [Price breakdown by merchant](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/jj9kWZ/by_merchant/)

    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)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($83.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.97 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 290 4GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($359.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($47.99 @ Micro Center)
    Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($123.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($97.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $1127.87
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-30 11:26 EDT-0400


    Solid build advice. The PSU is built by FSP - a very reputable manufacturer.

    May I suggest (if budget allows) to plan for a SSD for your boot drive.
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