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In your opinion, is this the best way to spend between $600 - $700 on a GAMING PC?

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November 5, 2013 8:44:11 PM

I'm putting together a gaming pc and I've gone back and forth on a lot of things, but I've just about decided on a setup. I'd just like to run it by more experienced builders to see if you think anything on this list is not a good allocation of funds. I just bought an ASUS M5A97 R2.0 motherboard, so keep in mind that the cost of that is not included in this budget and whatever other components I get need to be a good match for that board. Here goes:

EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB $249
RAIDMAX 735W 80 plus bronze PSU $74
Kingston 120GB SSD $89
Apevia Mid Tower Case $49
Corsair Hydro H55 Liquid Cooler $54
Windows 7 HP 64-bit $99

Now, all that adds up to roughly $620. As well as already having the new mobo, I plan on using the cpu and ram from my old system (FX-4100 and 4x2 Corsair Vengeance 1600mhz). I originally planned on getting an FX-6300, but would've had to spend far less on a GPU then, so I'm just going to overclock the 4100. Hence, the liquid cooler.

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a b 4 Gaming
November 5, 2013 10:39:46 PM

BF4 sadly runs a lot better on windows 8 than 7 just to warn you (exclusive directx 11.1)
November 5, 2013 11:26:42 PM

Man, that's probably the main game I'll be playing, too. Well, I could get Windows 8, and had considered, but I read some negative reviews and figured I'd just go with tried and true. I may just get 8, though. I think it's the same price and I'm sure I can adjust.
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a b 4 Gaming
November 5, 2013 11:37:53 PM

Change the GeForce GTX 760 to a Radeon HD 7950 or 7970/R9-280X so you can get the boost from Mantle. Mantle is enabled in BF4 and BF4 is optimised for Radeon cards anyway.
a b 4 Gaming
November 6, 2013 7:17:45 PM

I am on ultra with my gtx670 but had to update os as stated earlier because gaming is #1 concern. Personally getting a gsync screen but am very curious about Mantle!