$1,000 ~ 1,500 PC Build Advice

So far I have been planning this for quite awhile. I plan on buying the parts ~Late December to Early January. My price range is from $1000-$1500 and I would prefer to stay closer to a lower budget.

Anyway I just wanted to get some advice as to whether this computer I've planned to put together is good or not good. I am on my computer for a pretty big chunk of the day around 9 hours on average so I need to make sure this is a system that will last for a couple of years.

I'm not looking for a super computer, just one that can play games at 60fps with 1280x720 resolution on 1080p. I mainly play games such as Europa Universalis which requires a lot of cpu to run, and Valve FPS games.
Here are the parts that I have picked out for the PC

There are obviously some changes that need to be made but I'm not entirely sure what should be added, changed, or removed. Any suggestions for such a build would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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    PCPartPicker part list:
    Price breakdown by merchant:

    CPU: Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($193.99 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: ASRock H170M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($84.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2666 Memory ($58.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($79.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($44.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 390 8GB Video Card ($274.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Fractal Design Define R5 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: EVGA 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($18.89 @ OutletPC)
    Monitor: Asus VG248QE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor ($240.25 @ Amazon)
    Total: $1147.06
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-24 00:27 EST-0500

    I almost changed everything about it.

    You dont need an i7 to run games like europa universailis, you could run that on a low end I3.

    You shouldn't spend more on your CPU than on your GPU when building a gaming computer. trust me, this CPU is good enough for ANY current title you throw at it.

    The PSU you picked was crap.

    This SSD is better.

    This build has a newer architecture and newer technologies.

    The build I made will probably get 50%+ better FPS while having generally higher quality parts.

    You said that you would run your games at 720p... Just dont, there is literally no point in spending 1k on a gaming PC and getting a fantastic monitor to run games at 720p, this build could handle 1440p no problem, let alone 720p. I could make you a build for 500$ that would max any game at 720p

    One last thing to note, choose your parts the week/day of buying them because the prices on parts change constantly and new parts are always coming out, just make a similar post on this forum before you buy the parts.

    If you have any disagreements with my choices then tell me.
  2. Thats your answer right there^^^
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