Is this a decent gaming PC

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-Raidmax PC Casing RMAX-VORTEX-V4 Green
-MSI Intel Chipset H97 GAMING 3 Motherboard
-Intel Core i5-4460 Processor - BX80646I54460
-ASUS GTX750TI-OC-2GD5 GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB 128-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express
-Corsair Vengeance Low Profile 8GB Dual Channel DDR3 CML8GX3M2A1600C9 Desktop Memory
-ASUS Xonar DSX 7.1 Channels 24-bit 192KHz PCI Express x1 Interface Audio
-MICROSOFT Windows 7 Home Premium OEM (64 bits)
-Seagate 3.5-Inch 2TB SV35 ST2000VX000
-Corsair Air Series AF140 LED White Quiet Edition High Airflow 140mm Fan - CO-9050017-WLED

And tell me what should i get for a better performance with that motherboard cause im just planning to buy it
 

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the AMD R9 280 has more VRAM, which will give you much better textures. Which will be more important than the small difference in clock speed. Also, you could probably overclock the R9 280 a little bit and stay on the safe side if you want to get closer to the GTX960. I personally think the OC versions of any video card are just a way for the manufacturer to make more money doing something simple. You won't get any noticeable difference between the OC version and the regular version (most of the times and depending what you play). If the price difference between OC and regular is more than $50 I definitely don't recommend it. If it is between 25 and 50, go for it if you have the money and are willing to spend it.

Anyway the R9 280 is better than GTX960.

 

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By "decent gaming pc" what do you mean? low-end? mid-end? high-end?

Also, any reason why you're getting a sound card? because you can get an even better video card or better processor for higher end gaming.
 

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if possible mid-end and can you tell me what better video card or processor if i remove sound card from my list what can i get

 

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Hi Kirisaki, your build is already built is already a mild end gaming, I would say that the "decent" gaming you have already achieved, even a bit more than mild end gaming I would say. You could play most games with very high graphics. If you drop the sound card you would certainly be able to get that build very close to high end.

Don't upgrade the processor, that's a really good processor for gaming and you will not get any gaming performance gain with an i7. I would suggest you drop the video card and go with a higher memory video card such as the AMD R9 280, and if you drop the sound card you could probably afford a R9 280X which is probably the best video card for the price in the market nowadays. You would be well above "decent" gaming with an R9 280X.

Also, what are you doing for PSU? this is usually an over-looked important component.
 

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How does this look to you?
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($177.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: MSI H97 GAMING 3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($108.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($71.88 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 280 3GB Black Edition Double Dissipation Video Card ($169.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Raidmax Vortex ATX Mid Tower Case ($37.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: Corsair CSM 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($18.89 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($86.88 @ OutletPC)
Case Fan: Corsair Air Series AF140 Quiet Edition 67.8 CFM 140mm Fan ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $807.57
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
 

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wow thaxks mate but if i replace the video card with ASUS GF GTX960 STRIX 2GD5 2GB DDR5 128BIT (STRIX-GTX960-DC2OC-2GD5) is it will results as same performance or different???
 

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the AMD R9 280 has more VRAM, which will give you much better textures. Which will be more important than the small difference in clock speed. Also, you could probably overclock the R9 280 a little bit and stay on the safe side if you want to get closer to the GTX960. I personally think the OC versions of any video card are just a way for the manufacturer to make more money doing something simple. You won't get any noticeable difference between the OC version and the regular version (most of the times and depending what you play). If the price difference between OC and regular is more than $50 I definitely don't recommend it. If it is between 25 and 50, go for it if you have the money and are willing to spend it.

Anyway the R9 280 is better than GTX960.

 

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Sure man any time. Think about when upgrading too. Some pretty games already require 6 gb VRAM to run with the best textures. So in a few years when you decide to upgrade you drop another 280 on crossfire and you got 6gb of VRAM while the 960 on sli will only give you 4gb of outdated VRAm
 

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