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BEFORE I BUY: Is this $1,400 Gaming/Video Editing PC Build Good?

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July 4, 2013 5:46:16 PM

Ok, after much deliberation, I have finally settled on my first PC build. I do very simple video editing with Sony Vegas (I record gameplay and render it basically), and I want to record lower-end games like Minecraft and higher-end games like Skyrim with the best graphics possible for those games. Is this a good build?:




PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1dlOq
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1dlOq/by_merch
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1dlOq/benchmar

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($279.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($139.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 12GB (3 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($88.98 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($96.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($249.99 @ Amazon)
Wireless Network Adapter: Rosewill RNX-N180UBE 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter ($16.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Asus VE228H 21.5" Monitor ($124.99 @ NCIX US)
Keyboard: Logitech Wireless Combo MK260 Wireless Standard Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($34.99 @ Amazon)
Speakers: Creative Labs A60 4W 2ch Speakers ($19.51 @ Amazon)
Total: $1337.35
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-04 20:42 EDT-0400)
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July 4, 2013 6:56:34 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($279.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($127.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($70.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($129.97 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($349.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1153.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-04 21:55 EDT-0400)

Do this, then add your monitor, OS etc. It will be around 1400$ Mainly, this build has a better graphics card and power supply than what you chose.
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