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$850-900 Gaming build needed !

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August 13, 2014 5:07:59 PM

I want to build a PC come mid September, and I'm still not confident full with the parts I have chosen. I want something that will run great for games, and also last me, in quality and in performance!

To start off heres my preferences:

Seller: Amazon

Things I do NOT need: Optical Drive, Case, Operating System, SSD (I need a HDD still)

Processor brand: Intel

GPU: 770 or greater (I currently threw a 770 in but i'm just still not positive if this is the best I can get! :/ )

PSU: EVGA preferably, I find them reliable but I'll leave this one up to you guys.

Thanks again for all your help. And the reason I do not need a case is because I plan to buy a Zalman Z11+ HF1 edition this week. I already have an OS and a optical drive.

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August 13, 2014 6:17:43 PM

PCPartPicker part list:
Price breakdown by merchant:

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($223.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty H97 Killer ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($81.05 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($76.50 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($55.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 290 4GB DirectCU II Video Card ($379.00 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($53.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $870.50
August 13, 2014 6:20:14 PM

The i5 4690k is actually cheaper then the 4690 on amazon. Would it be better to get this instead?
August 13, 2014 6:43:15 PM

yes and no, you could get it and just put it on the h97 board i have, but the point of K series is to overclock, and to do that you would need a board around $40 more so you get good gaming quality plus a cooler that's a minimum $30, preferably around $50 to get into the start of decent air coolers. So it's be another $70 minimum to get the features of a K chip, plus the time to properly OC.
Up to you really, stock for stock the K is clocked a bit higher so if you don't OC it's still faster, or you could go down to the 4670.