Can this build run 60FPS, 1080P, Ultra Settings for most games? Other queries.


May 25, 2014
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4440 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($173.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-A (NFC Express Edition) ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($69.98 @ OutletPC)
Memory: GeIL EVO Leggara Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($54.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Hitachi Ultrastar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($42.00 @ Amazon)
Video Card: HIS Radeon R9 290 4GB IceQ X² Video Card ($252.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Deepcool TESSERACT BF ATX Mid Tower Case ($37.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $686.90
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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1 - Are the parts compatible? Is the PSU sufficient?

2 - Can the build perform 60fps (1080p) while on Ultra/High Settings for most games?

3 - What games would this not be able to run 60fps while on Ultra/High settings? (Excluding games with relatively poor optimization)

4 - Are there cheaper and more efficient parts that can replace the above?

5 - Will heat be of any issue?


Nov 2, 2011
the PSU IS good it is OEM is Seasonic so no doubt Z CHipset motherboard with a non Overclockable CPU if u dont plan on Crossfire go with the H Chipset instead

the R9 290 is almost as strong as the GTX970 only diffrance is it eats more power so yah u should play games on ultra for at least a year or 2 b4 u need to turn down the settings

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