For $1300, is this Gaming / Editing PC solid?

Frostii

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For this build, I would like to have 60fps or more on games such as BF4, GTA 5, or even CS:GO on Medium / High / Ultra settings. I also like to record and edit gameplay. So having an SSD for Sony Vegas Pro 12, Photoshop CS6, and other big programs would help a lot (Especially the fast boot times with Windows 8.1). One thing I'm not sure I should do is either grab a GTX 970, or any of the R9 Radeon 280x - 290x series.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VII HERO ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($204.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Kingston Fury Red Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($165.79 @ Amazon)
Storage: Sandisk Ultra Plus 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($65.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($53.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB DirectCU II Video Card ($290.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 450D ATX Mid Tower Case ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair CSM 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit) ($90.26 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1296.94
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-09-19 01:22 EDT-0400
 

sirstinky

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You certainly have the parts to do what you want. Overclocking would make it even better. As far as the graphics, the 770 is pretty good, but I would go with something a little more stout. Since the GTX 970 hasn't been tested thoroughly yet (that I know of), on paper with it's specs in reference form, it should perform similarly to the R9 280/280x. If I were you, I'd go for the R9 280x.
 

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Tough choice to choose between the R9 280x and the GTX 770. I originally was going to go for the 280x, but then I saw how the GTX 770 out performs it. I just pretty much looked at this.
 

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