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$1.2k gaming PC, does this look good?

Can anyone confirm that this computer will be able to run modern games (ex. BF4, LoL, For Honour, Wildlands Ghost Recon) at 1080p at 60 fps on medium graphics? Also that all the parts will for sure be compatible? Thanks :)

Here's the build:
PCPartPicker part list: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/Ns8JdC
Price breakdown by merchant: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/Ns8JdC/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($216.25 @ Vuugo)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($26.75 @ Vuugo)
Motherboard: ASRock H97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($99.50 @ Vuugo)
Memory: Kingston HyperX Fury Red 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($68.95 @ Vuugo)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.95 @ Vuugo)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB Twin Frozr V Video Card ($416.80 @ Newegg Canada)
Case: NZXT H2 Classic Silent (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Memory Express)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($69.99 @ Memory Express)

If you have any modifications, please try to stay within a $1200 budget, excluding rebates.
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  1. Ah, the monitor threw me for a second.

    Motherboard is a little more future proof in that it supports SLI and matches your red memory and red GPU. Better quality power supply as well.

    A GTX970 with an i5 is more then enough for FHD gaming at 60FPS in most titles. You should be able to set things quite a bit higher then Medium for a good while.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($216.25 @ Vuugo)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.75 @ Vuugo)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($144.98 @ DirectCanada)
    Memory: Kingston HyperX Fury Red 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($68.95 @ Vuugo)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.95 @ Vuugo)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB Twin Frozr V Video Card ($426.80 @ Newegg Canada)
    Case: NZXT H2 Classic Silent (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Memory Express)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ NCIX)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 OEM (64-bit) ($109.98 @ DirectCanada)
    Total: $1211.64
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-07-20 17:31 EDT-0400
  2. 1080 on Medium with an i5 and a 970 GTX? For BF4 and Lol, you'll be able to do Ultra and achieve 60 FPS. As for the other two, the games were just announced and I wasn't able to find specs for them. However, I'm sure you'll do fine with both those games where medium setting being the minimum you'll be able to play.

    Change the PSU and you're done.
  3. Best answer
    You don't need an aftermarket HSF and Z97 motherboard for a locked CPU. Also, adding an SSD boot drive will dramatically improve Windows performance.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($216.25 @ Vuugo)
    Motherboard: ASRock H97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($99.50 @ Vuugo)
    Memory: Kingston HyperX Fury Red 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($68.95 @ Vuugo)
    Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($79.99 @ Canada Computers)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.95 @ Vuugo)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB Twin Frozr V Video Card ($416.80 @ Newegg Canada)
    Case: NZXT H2 Classic Silent (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Memory Express)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ NCIX)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 OEM (64-bit) ($109.98 @ DirectCanada)
    Total: $1201.40
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-07-20 17:40 EDT-0400
  4. Eximo said:
    Ah, the monitor threw me for a second.

    Motherboard is a little more future proof in that it supports SLI and matches your red memory and red GPU. Better quality power supply as well.

    A GTX970 with an i5 is more then enough for FHD gaming at 60FPS in most titles. You should be able to set things quite a bit higher then Medium for a good while.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($216.25 @ Vuugo)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.75 @ Vuugo)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($144.98 @ DirectCanada)
    Memory: Kingston HyperX Fury Red 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($68.95 @ Vuugo)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.95 @ Vuugo)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB Twin Frozr V Video Card ($426.80 @ Newegg Canada)
    Case: NZXT H2 Classic Silent (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Memory Express)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ NCIX)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 OEM (64-bit) ($109.98 @ DirectCanada)
    Total: $1211.64
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-07-20 17:31 EDT-0400



    Oops, I forgot that I left the monitor in there haha. Thank you for your touch ups, much appreciated :)
  5. Joseph DeGarmo said:
    You don't need an aftermarket HSF and Z97 motherboard for a locked CPU. Also, adding an SSD boot drive will dramatically improve Windows performance.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($216.25 @ Vuugo)
    Motherboard: ASRock H97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($99.50 @ Vuugo)
    Memory: Kingston HyperX Fury Red 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($68.95 @ Vuugo)
    Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($79.99 @ Canada Computers)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.95 @ Vuugo)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB Twin Frozr V Video Card ($416.80 @ Newegg Canada)
    Case: NZXT H2 Classic Silent (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Memory Express)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ NCIX)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 OEM (64-bit) ($109.98 @ DirectCanada)
    Total: $1201.40
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-07-20 17:40 EDT-0400


    Ok, good to know, as I was unsure about needing a cooling system for a locked CPU. Thank you for the tip on the SSD :)

    Also, will I be in need of an optical drive to set up a windows OS. In other words, is there any way of installing it without a disk?
  6. You can either purchase and download an. ISO for Windows from the Microsoft website and create a USB install drive. Or buy Windows 10 USB flash drive when it launches in retail July 29.
  7. Joseph DeGarmo said:
    You can either purchase and download an. ISO for Windows from the Microsoft website and create a USB install drive. Or buy Windows 10 USB flash drive when it launches in retail July 29.


    Thank you so much!!! You were very helpful, glad I can install through USB.
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