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New Build - $1300 MAX Budget - Gaming PC - Help

Hey there, looking to build a new computer. Its been 6 years since my last build... so Im really out of the loop with everything. I got a rough sketch of what I've gathered, but I know things need to be change. I am going to reuse my old case. I have a monitor, but considering a new one. I want a 27" maybe. Keyboard and mouse should be fine. OS... Im still unsure about. How is Windows 10?

Dont want to go overkill with the build. Would like to play all the new games and the usual which is League and CS: GO. Im not a whore for max settings, but I would like to play games at 60 fps.

Hopefully this post is okay. Soooo, thanks in advance! :)

Oh, yeah! Im from Toronto, Canada!

PCPartPicker part list: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/KPvTcf
Price breakdown by merchant: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/KPvTcf/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4590 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($243.75 @ Vuugo)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($26.95 @ Vuugo)
Motherboard: Asus H97I-PLUS Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard ($134.50 @ Vuugo)
Memory: Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($62.99 @ NCIX)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($126.98 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.95 @ Vuugo)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 960 2GB Video Card ($255.50 @ Vuugo)
Power Supply: Thermaltake SMART 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($69.99 @ NCIX)

Total: $978.61

Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-09-10 15:23 EDT-0400
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  1. Best answer
    all you need do is switch out the power supply to a better unit. seasonic/xvx and cosair non cx units are safer units then the one you picked out.
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/id-1804779/power-supply-unit-tier-list.html
  2. You may want to confirm your case and GPU are compatible.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($226.25 @ Vuugo)
    Motherboard: ASRock H97 Anniversary ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($98.99 @ NCIX)
    Memory: Kingston HyperX Fury Red 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($56.95 @ NCIX)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($118.88 @ Canada Computers)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.75 @ Vuugo)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 960 2GB Superclocked Video Card ($249.98 @ DirectCanada)
    Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($109.93 @ DirectCanada)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) ($122.00 @ shopRBC)
    Monitor: AOC e2752She 60Hz 27.0" Monitor ($239.00 @ Amazon Canada)
    Keyboard: Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($31.75 @ Vuugo)
    Total: $1313.48
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-09-10 15:39 EDT-0400
  3. The best size for 1080p gaming is 24pol.
    This is a $1300 build w/ a new case and a gpu good enough for any game @1080p.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($226.25 @ Vuugo)
    Motherboard: ASRock H97 Anniversary ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($98.99 @ NCIX)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($58.95 @ Amazon Canada)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.95 @ Vuugo)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB Video Card ($412.49 @ Amazon Canada)
    Case: Enermax ECA3212-BL ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Canada Computers)
    Power Supply: Antec Neo Eco 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($99.98 @ Newegg Canada)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) ($122.00 @ shopRBC)
    Monitor: Asus VE247H 23.6" Monitor ($179.99 @ NCIX)
    Total: $1301.59
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-09-10 16:06 EDT-0400
  4. Hey, thanks for the quick replies. Going to look at the builds you guys posted :)

    Edit: Looking at the builds. Whats the difference between the Intel Core i5-4460 and Intel Core i5-4590?
  5. patsfan said:
    Hey, thanks for the quick replies. Going to look at the builds you guys posted :)

    Edit: Looking at the builds. Whats the difference between the Intel Core i5-4460 and Intel Core i5-4590?


    Clock speed. 3.2 vs 3.3GHz
  6. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4590 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($243.75 @ Vuugo)
    Motherboard: ASRock H97 Anniversary ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($73.99 @ NCIX)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($58.95 @ Amazon Canada)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.75 @ Vuugo)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 970 4GB STRIX Video Card ($409.50 @ Vuugo)
    Case: Thermaltake Versa H22 ATX Mid Tower Case ($48.50 @ Vuugo)
    Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) ($122.00 @ shopRBC)
    Monitor: Asus VS238H-P 23.0" Monitor ($149.99 @ NCIX)
    Keyboard: Thermaltake Commander Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Laser Mouse ($26.99 @ NCIX)
    Total: $1253.41
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-09-11 00:42 EDT-0400
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