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August 26, 2014 10:56:38 AM

I'm kind of on a tight budget so switching some parts to more expensive ones can be difficult, but if you think I'm going way too cheap on some of the parts please let me know.
And what do you guys think of the overall build? will it work?

CPU: Intel Core i5 4670k 3.5Ghz
CPU Cooler: CoolerMaster Hyper 212X
Mobo: Gigabyte GA-Z97x-SLI LGA1150
RAM: Corsair 2x4 DDR3 1600Mhz XMS3 Dual Channel CL9-9-9-24
GPU: EVGA Geforce 760 2GB
Western Digital Caviar Red 1TB Sata III
SSD: Sandisk 128Gb Sata III
PSU: Antec 600w Active PFC
Corsair Carbide 300R

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a b 4 Gaming
August 26, 2014 10:58:33 AM

Maybe a GTX770 instead of a 760 and a psu of 700-750W

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August 26, 2014 11:00:10 AM

I'd make a few changes

1. Get the 4690K, only a few bucks more.
2. For a gaming system, you mainly want a fast GPU. If it were my system and I was on a tight budget, I'd drop the SSD in favor of getting a higher end GPU. An SSD does not help with FPS, only with load times. Don't get me wrong, I love SSDs, but for a budget gaming system they don't make sense. I'd rather have higher FPS than faster load times. Look to get at least a gtx770 / R9 280X.
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August 26, 2014 11:00:28 AM

This build is not bad, but I would highly suggest getting a cheaper CPU and a beefier GPU. Try getting an i5 4570 with an H97 mobo along with an R9 280x. You will get much more performance out of that
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a b 4 Gaming
August 26, 2014 11:03:02 AM

If on tight budget, drop the k series CPU idea. Grab non-k version, drop SSD and grab minimum GTX 770 or R9 280x.