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Coming back to PC Gaming, does this build look any good? Thanks!

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May 13, 2014 10:11:09 AM

Hey all, I used to be big into PC gaming but life and family got in the way around 8 years ago. Went to console for most of that but would like to get back into PC gaming as well (mainly because of Arma 3). Anyways, I am so rusty and it's been so long I need a bit of help!

I mainly would like to be able to play Arma 3/DayZ Standalone along with maybe something like Eve Online. For Arm 3 I would hope to run at a pretty high setting with a decent FPS. I have spent 2 days trying to put a build together, but honestly don't know if the below is any good. Any recommendations, replacements, or upgrades I could do to the below? Trying to keep it around $700 if at all possible. Thanks so much for any help!

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3JfG7

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.18 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77-DS3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($108.09 @ Amazon)
Memory: Kingston Fury Black Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.43 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ Micro Center)
Case: Rosewill REDBONE ATX Mid Tower Case ($28.25 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $749.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-13 13:25 EDT-0400)
May 13, 2014 11:13:34 AM

I have actually done some more research and for the same money as a 660 TI I can get a 760, so updating that. Not sure if my PSU is overdo.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.18 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock B75M-DGS R2.0 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($54.89 @ Amazon)
Memory: Kingston Fury Black Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.43 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 760 2GB Enthusiast Edition Video Card ($219.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill Galaxy-02 ATX Mid Tower Case ($24.00 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $672.46
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-13 14:12 EDT-0400)
May 13, 2014 7:26:28 PM

Got you a more modern CPU and some more reliable parts from better manufacturers, so your computer is less likely to explode on you. Also got you a modern CPU. The Adata ram is cheaper and actually has a lower cas latency compared to the kingston.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock H81M-DGS R2.0 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($52.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: A-Data XPG V1.0 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($68.78 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 2GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($249.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Rosewill Galaxy-02 ATX Mid Tower Case ($36.55 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($57.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $728.26
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-13 22:24 EDT-0400)
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May 13, 2014 7:28:56 PM

+1 as above, you don't need the Zxx mobo unless overclocking.
May 14, 2014 7:42:15 AM

This might help you. I choose Windows 7 Home Premium as it might be good for your family and is easy to use during gaming sessions.
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3JQHh
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3JQHh/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3JQHh/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4430 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($184.97 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: be quiet! Shadow Rock 2 87.0 CFM Rifle Bearing CPU Cooler ($37.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Asus H81I-PLUS Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard ($75.79 @ Newegg)
Memory: AMD Radeon R9 Gamer Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($71.79 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Corsair Force LS Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card ($149.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Antec GX700 ATX Mid Tower Case ($57.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Cooler Master i600 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($72.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHDS118-04 DVD/CD Drive ($21.99 @ Mwave)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $853.47
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-14 10:41 EDT-0400)
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