First time gaming pc build, advice and recommendations

OK, hello everyone. I'm a console gamer looking to get into PC gaming. I wanna build my own pc to save on cash but right now I'm on a budget ($1000) I would love to make a system that can run games like EVE online or Fallout 4 on highest graphics and a good frame rate. I heard of triple monitor builds but I think that is out of my price range. In the end I'm looking for something I can build now and be happy with for a year or so. Then improve later. This is the list of parts I have so far
Intel Quad Core i5-4460 3.2GHz CPU
Gigabyte LGA 1150 z97 Chipset PCI-E 3.0 DDR3
8GB (2x 4GB) of Kingston HyperX FURY RAM
Western Digital Cavia Blue SATA 6Gb/s 7200rpm
GeForce GTX960 SuperSC 4GB GDDR5 PCI-E 3.0
Sentey 725w Power Supply
Corsair Carbide Series Black 500R Mid Tower Computer Case

Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated. ^_^
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  1. There's nothing wrong with this. Advice: Make sure the parts are compatible. (Don't forget Windows ;), Ware a Static band, that makes your body free of static in a static free workstation, cuz it screws with your parts. Only handle RAM and CPUs by the corrners (Especally the CPU.) And try to touch the last amount of circutry as posible. You wont need to upgrqade for a few years, if you can handle Normal or low on 720p on some 2018 games. Edit : With this rig i have no idea if you can run new games on High 1080p. I do know that. If you do overclock the CPU you should be able to. (Make sure you have an aftermarket cooler to overclock.) With most steam games you can use a Xbox 360 controller, And in sometimes a PS3 controller, sence your moving to PC from Console. Good choice!
  2. Oh OK awsome. Thank you. What would you recommend changing to play new games on high 1080p. I don't plan to overclock cuz I don't know how to and want to wait till I know more about computers.
  3. Your build should handle anything you can throw at it at 1080p/High. If you don't plan to overclock, you don't really need a Z97 motherboard. Unless you want to SLI later, H97 will work just fine for a few dollars less (also be aware that not all Z97 boards will SLI). 725W is also quite a bit for a single GPU system with no overclock. The 960 is pretty efficient, so look for a 550W or so 80plus-certified unit. I like FSP, XFX and SeaSonic have their fans as well.
  4. Thank you 80-watt. So if I do get the Z97 motherboard and make sure it can SLI, would adding another gpu allow me to run a triple monitor set up? Id really enjoy a triple monitor set up but Im not sure if that's being unrealistic.
    Also I got a parts list together. Any ideas to help save some cash http://pcpartpicker.com/p/xFnGZL
  5. Mhda2201 said:
    Thank you 80-watt. So if I do get the Z97 motherboard and make sure it can SLI, would adding another gpu allow me to run a triple monitor set up? Id really enjoy a triple monitor set up but Im not sure if that's being unrealistic.


    Triple monitors on a single 960 is probably a stretch. SLI could help, but works better with more VRAM. 960s are available with 4GB, but the consensus seems to be that the narrow 128-bit memory bus limits effective use of the extra memory. The generally accepted starting point for SLI is GTX 970, but for less than the cost of two of those you can have a 980ti and skip the headaches of SLI altogether. However, a single 970 should run a triple monitor setup at 1080p just fine, and is less money than two 960s. Graphics gurus correct me if I'm wrong on this.

    Hope I'm not presenting too many confusing options. Here's a non-SLI build with a GTX 970 that comes in just north of $1k, albeit with a bunch of rebates and not all shipping included. You could save a few more dollars with a less expensive case. I also don't know if you need everything top to bottom, but it's there anyway.

    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/km2rbv
  6. OK awsome! Thanks a lot for all the help. I'll play it safe and stick to a single monitor. I'll start saving to build my first gaming pc.
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