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Building a gaming PC. Components overview - feedback please.

Hi, I am building my first pc.
I don't plan to overclock or do not need it for video editing.
I just want to be able to play the neewest games like gta 5, far cry4 and more...
Could you tell me is this is a good components choice or would you change something ?

- PSU COOLER MASTER 450W
- case COOLER MASTER cm 690 iii
- 8GB DDR3- PC3- 12800
- SSD 250gb/crucial/
- Processor intel core i5- 4460- 3.2Ghz
- MSI GeForce GTX 970 GAMING 4G
- ASUS H97M-E Motherboard
- DVD DRIVE
- 2 TB HDD
- monitor ASUS VX239H

Thank you for any advice.
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  1. I recommend two sticks of ram 2x4gb and higher wattage psu at least with 80plus bronze rating.
  2. Get a better psu, and also you could get better cpu instead of ssd, because ssd wont make difference in games
  3. I'm fairly sure the GTX 970 will run alright with the PSU you have but just to be on the safe side you may want to step it up to a 500-620W PSU.

    I use the Antec HCG 620W 80+ bronze and it's a nice middle ground between the lower wattage PSUs and those high end ones.

    This is optional but you may want to include an aftermarket CPU cooler, even if it's a cheap one. You can get a relatively cheap, well performing cooler in the Cooler master hyper 212 evo or 212x.

    Again, it's all up to you but you have the option of downgrading to maybe a 1TB HDD and a 120gb SSD and upgrading your CPU to an i5 4690k or even the 4690.

    No experience with the mobo but most of the Asus products and their h97 mobos are reliable so that's a good choice.
  4. Zygis0321 said:
    Get a better psu, and also you could get better cpu instead of ssd, because ssd wont make difference in games


    SSD will make system snapier and cpu is good enough, so better cpu don't make any difference.
  5. Cpu will make difference in multiplayer games
  6. Zygis0321 said:
    Cpu will make difference in multiplayer games


    Maybe 3-5fps
  7. There is a psu calculator on cooler master website and it showed me that i need only 350W with my components so i thought that 450 is more than enough.
    I also heard that it is good to have ssd because games loads faster.
    Will better processor make a big difference in this build? I dont need it for overclocking so i wouldnt need 4690k.
    Thanks again for your help.
  8. Tomaszpol said:
    There is a psu calculator on cooler master website and it showed me that i need only 350 W. So i thought that 450 is more than enough.
    I also heard that it is good to have ssd because games loads faster.
    Will better processor make a big difference in this build? I dont need it for overclocking so i wouldnt need 4690k.
    Thanks again for your help.

    Faster CPU will make small difference
  9. Exactly. Only a small difference but the price difference is big.
    Would i really need a better psu?
    I know its enough for now but maybe if i want to upgrade my system in a future it would be good to get higher wattage ?
  10. Best answer
    Your build is plenty to play those games. The only thing I'd change is maybe go for a bit more headroom on your PSU, 450 watts. Otherwise, just add a decent cooler and you'll be fine.
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