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Does this Build look well for a Gaming PC? (First time builder)

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July 31, 2014 9:57:56 AM

I previously submitted a thread about what I would like in this PC, shown below

Approximate Purchase Date: In about 3 months or so

Budget Range: $750-1000 after tax and OS

System Usage from Most to Least Important:Gaming, Surfing Web

Are you buying a monitor: Yes



Parts to Upgrade: All components needed because its a new PC being built

Do you need to buy OS: Yes, probably win 8.1


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

Location: Dallas, Texas, United States

Parts Preferences: Intel i5 CPU; preferably AMD GPU for the non-strict crossfire

Overclocking: Probably not

SLI or Crossfire: Im planning to use only on GPU, but I might add another later, so possibly crossfire

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920 x 1080

Additional Comments: I would like it to run games like World of Warcraft, League of Legends, BattleField 3 and 4, and other games like those (realistic shooters, MMORPGs, and MOBAs, etc.) and I would also like to run my minecraft server on the PC. I would like to be able to run games like these on the best settings, well

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: I am upgrading to a whole new PC because my older one couldn't handle some of the games I was running

PS, I would like a pretty good GPU since the main use of this pc is going to be gaming.


And after I published that, I had some pretty good ideas from people with more knowledge in this area than me, and I liked the build they thought would be acceptable for my situation, so I changed a few components, and I would like to know what you guys think about this build. Here is the link to the whole build http://pcpartpicker.com/p/n6DYmG


I might be missing something, or have something that isn't compatible, etc. please tell me below, and I am having trouble finding what type and how many coolers I will need to keep this build as cool as it needs to be.
thanks!

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a c 718 4 Gaming
July 31, 2014 10:00:29 AM

Your link is dead.
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a b 4 Gaming
July 31, 2014 10:00:31 AM

The link is invalid. :l
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July 31, 2014 10:34:20 AM

I fixed the link, sorry, used the outdated link
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a b 4 Gaming
July 31, 2014 10:41:45 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4430 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($183.96 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock H97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($89.66 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($76.50 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.91 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: VisionTek Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($259.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Thermaltake Commander MS-I ID ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Asus VE228H 21.5" Monitor ($116.00 @ Newegg)
Total: $953.98
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-31 13:40 EDT-0400
The graphics card is one of the two cheapest options for the 280X but it's actually quite good, http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/5925/visiontek-radeon-... . And your first link didn't have a price for the ram, so this one is faster, and cheaper than the team vulcan ram I found. I also went with another motherboard, that I prefer.
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a c 718 4 Gaming
July 31, 2014 10:46:15 AM

I would get betting an i5 4460 with an h97 board for sure. It is faster, and has better TIM than the 4430. Basically the upgraded version of the same cPU.
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a b 4 Gaming
July 31, 2014 10:51:27 AM

Good point.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($184.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock H97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($89.66 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($76.50 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.91 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: VisionTek Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($259.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Thermaltake Commander MS-I ID ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Asus VE228H 21.5" Monitor ($116.00 @ Newegg)
Total: $955.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-31 13:51 EDT-0400
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