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Building first computer and need major help! Gaming build ~$1300-$1500

[PCPartPicker part list](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/DbDs7P) / [Price breakdown by merchant](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/DbDs7P/by_merchant/)

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
**CPU** | [Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646i54690k) | $199.99 @ Micro Center
**CPU Cooler** | [Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-cpu-cooler-h100i) | $94.99 @ Newegg
**Motherboard** | [Asus MAXIMUS VII HERO ATX LGA1150 Motherboard](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-motherboard-maximusviihero) | $194.99 @ SuperBiiz
**Memory** | (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gskill-memory-f312800cl9d8gbxl) | $51.98 @ NCIX US
**Storage** | [Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/samsung-internal-hard-drive-mz7te250bw) | $129.98 @ OutletPC
**Storage** | [Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/western-digital-internal-hard-drive-wd10ezex) | $52.49 @ OutletPC
**Video Card** | [MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB Twin Frozr V Video Card](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-video-card-gtx970gaming4g) | $338.49 @ SuperBiiz
**Case** | [Fractal Design Define R5 w/Window (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/fractal-design-case-fdcadefr5bkw) | $99.99 @ NCIX US
| *Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts* |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $1182.90
| Mail-in rebates | -$20.00
| **Total** | **$1162.90**
| Generated by [PCPartPicker](http://pcpartpicker.com) 2015-07-30 00:20 EDT-0400 |

So here's a couple of things I wanted to point out

1). PSU - I realize I don't have a PSU listed as I am unsure my how big a supply I need (I was reading about a semi-modular 650w that was very good but can't remember or find the one I saw); Also since this is my first build should I fork out the extra dough for a fully modular PSU to help with cable management?

2.) GPU - While i hear the 970 is great for running games now at 1080p, ultra, 60fps will this be okay for games coming up (FO4, Battlefront)? I would be willing to jump to a 980 or 980ti to better "futureproof" my PC and try my hand at 1440p or 4k

3.) I just picked random memory that looked decent (I hear its not that big a deal as long as its 1600 and 8gb total)

4.) MOBO - I liked the look of the the maximus hero, especially with the MSI GPU; I also want to try my hand in overclocking and wanted a BIOS that is user friendly and I hear ASUS has a nice BIOS for newbs like myself

5.) As for after market cooling, back when I was looking to build a PC a couple of months ago I remember the H100i being recommended quite a bit (not sure if there is something better now)
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    Yes I would highly recommend, getting a gtx 980ti now, and the psu I would recommend is a 850 w psu if you plan on sli, if not a 600w psu is enough :)
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