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andyyy

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How is this build? It will be used mainly for gaming and school work. Can it run most modern games on ultra/high in 1680 x 1050 resolution?


PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/wdWjD3
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/wdWjD3/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4590 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.95 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($26.98 @ OutletPC)
Thermal Compound: Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5g Thermal Paste ($6.79 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: MSI Z97S SLI Krait Edition ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($115.89 @ OutletPC)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($48.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($46.89 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 280 3GB Double Dissipation Video Card ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 500R White ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA GS 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $750.46
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-07-09 02:43 EDT-0400
 

Phil923

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Yes it should be able to get over 60fps most of the time in games at that resolution with the 280, excellent card for the price.

Another thing that I would change is the CPU to the 4460, same chip with a slightly lower clock speed, you will see virtually no difference for $20 less. Also you are not overclocking, so there is no need whatsoever for a CPU cooler anyways, I would suggest not having it because even the stock cooler can keep it at a good temperature under load at stock speeds.

The PSU is a good choice, but the 650W version of the EVGA PSU is the exact same price, so there is no reason not to switch it out.

With the money you can save switching parts out and not having an aftermarket CPU cooler, I was able to fit an SSD into the build for the boot drive, whether you wish to keep it in there or just pocket the extra money is up to you.

Anyways good luck.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($166.95 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: MSI Z97S SLI Krait Edition ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($115.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($51.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($65.25 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($46.89 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 280 3GB Double Dissipation Video Card ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 500R White ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $762.04
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-07-09 12:07 EDT-0400
 

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