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$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

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/HLRjTW

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: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/tchnzy
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/tchnzy/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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