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The "Just Under $1,000" Build - Revisions needed

InstAmateur
  • 71 months ago

I'm a few weeks away from ordering the parts, and I need opinions. My intention is 1080p gaming, but I'm very interested in 1440p gaming, and possibly 4k if I can hit 30fps on most games.

Some things to look at for my build are my CPU/GPU combo and my case. Could this R9 290 hit 60fps on max settings for 1080p? What about 1440p? Could it hit 30fps max settings on 4k? How does the 290 stack up with the 280x? Will the 280x hit 60fps max settings on 1440p?

Could I go with an i5 4430 CPU with this 290? Will there be a bottleneck? I do not plan on overclocking.

Is this case I selected alright? Does it work with the selected case fan? Is one fan enough?

Also, is the motherboard alright in general?

Again, I do not plan on overclocking anything.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4670 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $219.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI H81M-P33 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $49.99 @ Mwave
Memory Corsair XMS 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $69.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $52.91 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon R9 290 4GB WINDFORCE Video Card $359.99 @ Newegg
Case Xigmatek Recon ATX Mid Tower Case $37.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply XFX 850W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $89.25 @ NCIX US
Optical Drive Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer $16.98 @ OutletPC
Wireless Network Adapter Edimax EW-7811UTC 802.11a/b/g/n/ac USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter $16.99 @ Amazon
Case Fan Cooler Master R4-L2R-20AC-GP 69.0 CFM 120mm Fan $2.99 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $917.06

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