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

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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  1. Your link is dead.
  2. The link is invalid. :l
  3. I fixed the link, sorry, used the outdated link
  4. 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-r9-280x-3gb-video-card-review/index24.html . 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Best answer
    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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