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HI there, please critique this build. Gaming + Raw photo processing

Last response: in Opinions and Experiences
March 18, 2014 12:12:03 PM

Hi so this is going to be a mainly gaming /photo processing machine. I am not a huge huge gamer. These are the games i will be playing: StarCrat2 , iRacing, Fallout, BF4 . .not sure :) 

I already have 2 slow external HDs that i would like to bring into the case, a 1080p 24" screen and a windows 8 license.

This is the build:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.00 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U9B SE2 37.9 CFM CPU Cooler ($46.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($71.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($249.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 750W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply ($94.78 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
Keyboard: Corsair Vengeance K60 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($101.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1124.67
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-18 15:06 EDT-0400)

Some of the items have rebates so the price might be lower (if i remember to send those out :) )

A few highlights, i picked the GTX 760 instead of 770 but with SLI mobo and 750W I think in the future I will be getting a 2560x1400 monitor and either will buy an additional 760 or swap it out for a 780. I am ok with not running ULTRA graphics settings..

I will probably move old photos onto the 2TB harddrives and only keep a few gigs of the latest on the SSD so i think 250GB would be more than enough.

What do you guys think? Thanks!! I want to pull the trigger today

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March 18, 2014 1:42:28 PM

Looks like it should do all you want, think you'll be very happy with it ;)