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Completely new, enthusiast game build advice

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July 31, 2014 1:59:00 PM

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
http://www.ncix.com/detail/intel-core-i5-4690k-unlocked...

ASRock Z97 Pro4 LGA1150 ATX 4xDDR3 3xPCI-E-16 2xPCI-E-1 1xPCI-E-Mini 10xSATA3 Motherboard
http://www.ncix.com/detail/asrock-z97-pro4-lga1150-atx-...

Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM 64MB SATA 6Gbps 3.5IN Internal Hard Drive - OEM
http://www.ncix.com/detail/seagate-barracuda-1tb-7200rp...

Corsair Carbide Series 200R Black Gaming Case ATX 3X5.25 4X3.5 Front USB3.0 Audio No PSU
http://www.ncix.com/detail/corsair-carbide-series-200r-...

Corsair CX Series CX750 750W ATX 12V 80 Plus Bronze Power Supply
http://www.ncix.com/detail/corsair-cx-series-cx750-750w...

ASUS DRW-24B3ST 24X SATA DVD Writer Black Retail
http://www.ncix.com/detail/asus-drw-24b3st-24x-sata-dvd...

Kingston Hyperxfury Memory Blue 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 CL10 Dual Channel Memory Kit
http://www.ncix.com/detail/kingston-hyperxfury-memory-b...

EVGA GeForce GTX760 Superclocked w/ ACX Cooler 2GB GDDR5 1072MHZ 6008MHZ HDMI DP SLI Graphics Card
http://www.ncix.com/detail/evga-geforce-gtx760-superclo...

Microsoft Windows 8.1 64Bit English DVD OEM
http://www.ncix.com/detail/microsoft-windows-8-1-64bit-...

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.

Thanks

Th

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July 31, 2014 3:47:23 PM

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
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