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Opinions on $1000 gaming build?
09-01-2014, 05:27 PM, (This post was last modified: 03-28-2016, 01:56 PM by Pyrokazi.)
Opinions on $1000 gaming build?
Hey, I decided to make a gaming build for about $1000-$1200 but I'd like some opinions since I'm new at this.
It'll mainly be used for gaming obviously, as well as drawing, editing, 3D modeling, etc. I'm hoping to run most games on high settings if possible.

Let me know if there's any problems with my build or if I need any other parts. Also, is 650W enough?

Thanks! BitFenix Shinobi Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case Western Digital WD Blue WD10EZEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive - OEM
EVGA SuperClocked 02G-P4-2765-KR G-SYNC Support GeForce GTX 760 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 SLI Support w/ EVGA ACX Cooler Video Card Thermaltake SMART Series SP-650PCBUS 650W ATX 12V 2.3 SLI CrossFire 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply MSI Z97-G45 Gaming LGA 1150 Intel Z97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard Intel Core i5-4670K Haswell Quad-Core 3.4GHz LGA 1150 84W Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics BX80646I54670K Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO - CPU Cooler with 120 mm PWM Fan
09-01-2014, 08:02 PM,
RE: Opinions on first build?
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09-01-2014, 08:15 PM,
RE: Opinions on $1000 gaming build?
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09-02-2014, 12:12 PM,
RE: Opinions on $1000 gaming build?
Everything looks compatible, and 650W should cover it. You may want to add a couple 120/140mm fans to the front/side, as it looks like the specific case only includes one.

That said, I don't know much about that BitFenix Case. Case-choice can be subjective, but in that price-range, I'd want to see more fans & features, like rubber grommets and better materials. Take a look at the Corsair Carbide, or the NZXT Phantom series. Remember, your case choice will effect the difficultly/frustration of your build, and keep your components running safe.

For the CPU, consider the Devil's Canyon version, the i5-4690k. For just a few dollars more, and no other modifications, you get a higher base frequency, and apparently better designed thermals--in theory, a better overclocker.

The GTX 760 should get the job done at 1080p, but it depends on the specific game. If you had any wiggle room, the GPU would probably be the first thing I'd update, as a GTX 770 would be much more future proof.

The next thing I'd add is a SSD. Even if it's a cheap Crucial MX100 just for Windows and your most used apps/games. It's not going to add any FPS, but your applications, projects, and games will load much faster, and overall system responsiveness will be vastly improved. These days, they're practically required in a PC build. It's like buying a fast car without cup-holders--they don't improve the speed of the vehicle, but you wouldn't want to drive without them. It is something you could add down the road, with the possible annoyance of re-installing Windows.
GPU: NVIDIA Titan X, CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz OC'd @ 4.5GHz, Mobo: ASRock Z77 Extreme4, Mem: 2x Corsair Dominator 2133MHz 8GB, SSD: Samsung 850 EVO, Case: Corsair Carbide 500R, PSU: Corsair TX850M, CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14, Case Fans: 4x Cooler Master Excalibur 120mm PWM, Monitors: 3x ViewSonic VX2270SMH-LED in NVIDIA Surround

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