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Is this a good $1300 gaming build??

SniperBoys1900
  • 72 months ago

I am building a gaming PC for around $1300. Now I went over by a little bit, but I think it will turn out good. Feedback Please!! Thanks!!

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $238.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Corsair H80i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $72.24 @ Amazon
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $120.98 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $74.99 @ Micro Center
Storage Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $84.98 @ OutletPC
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.99 @ Micro Center
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Superclocked ACX Video Card $329.99 @ Micro Center
Case Fractal Design Arc Mini R2 MicroATX Mini Tower Case $69.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $47.99 @ Micro Center
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $16.98 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) $89.98 @ OutletPC
Monitor Asus VX228H 60Hz 21.5" Monitor $139.99 @ Best Buy
Keyboard Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $29.99 @ Amazon
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1367.08

Comments

  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

not really. You spent too much on your cpu and motherboard. If you want a good gaming build you want to downgrade those things and upgrade your GPU. So. Go down to an I5 4670k, remove the water cooling get an air cooler for around 30$. get a good 90$ motherboard there's lots. SPend that extra 100$ on a decent video card.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Is it really worth it? I'm going to upgrade it in a year to a 780.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

It is worth it, what you should do, is buy a gtx 770, then SLI the 770 in a year. IT will be better performance than the 780 by quite a margin, and you'll have a great card for right now.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Change out the ram, get a faster speed. Also just get a gtx 750 or 750 TI because I have a 640 atm and I can run most games at very high settings, so
just go for a gtx 750, it like 100 bucks cheaper and preforms the same.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/general_geekzilla/saved/yf3H99

Thats should do the job the gpu is much better so you will run all the games.

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