Completely new, enthusiast game build advice

Hey guys, I'm a bit over my head here. I've done some research, and I have a very rough idea of what I want in a gaming PC. I've been playing on a pre build Gateway from 4 years ago and I'm really excited to build something that will perform. My budget isn't HUGE, I live in Toronto and basically anything is going to impress me after what I've been playing with. I live not too far from an NCIX, so I've been looking mainly there.

Approximate Purchase Date: As soon as possible

Budget Range: $1200 CAD

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming.

Are you buying a monitor: No

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: ncix

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Probably not

Your Monitor Resolution: 1600x900

I mostly play MMO's and am currently "playing" Wildstar.

Here's roughly what I have so far, If you think something is needed or I'm just way off, let me know why in the interest of learning.

Intel Core i5 4690K Unlocked Quad Core 3.5GHZ/3.9GHZ Processor LGA1150 Haswell 6MB Cache

ASRock Z97 Pro4 LGA1150 ATX 4xDDR3 3xPCI-E-16 2xPCI-E-1 1xPCI-E-Mini 10xSATA3 Motherboard

Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM 64MB SATA 6Gbps 3.5IN Internal Hard Drive - OEM

Corsair Carbide Series 200R Black Gaming Case ATX 3X5.25 4X3.5 Front USB3.0 Audio No PSU

Corsair CX Series CX750 750W ATX 12V 80 Plus Bronze Power Supply

ASUS DRW-24B3ST 24X SATA DVD Writer Black Retail

Kingston Hyperxfury Memory Blue 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 CL10 Dual Channel Memory Kit

EVGA GeForce GTX760 Superclocked w/ ACX Cooler 2GB GDDR5 1072MHZ 6008MHZ HDMI DP SLI Graphics Card

Microsoft Windows 8.1 64Bit English DVD OEM

I'm not sure if I need an SSD, or if there is a GPU that will out perform for a little more money.

Anything you guys could help me with would be a great service.


2 answers Last reply Best Answer
More about completely enthusiast game build advice
  1. The r9 280 would probably be a better gpu, and as far as an ssd its for fast tranfer rate and faster boot up if you want it. It isnt essential
  2. Best answer
    Everything looks great, apart from the CX series corsair PSU.
    Get something from tier 2b or better from this list. :)
Ask a new question

Read More

Games Build Systems