Is this a good PC Build?

WVMountie07

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Sep 18, 2015
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If you want a better cooler at the same size, check out the h80i . Larger radiator for better circulation. Could look for 1866 RAM as well for not much more.
 

Skern

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Feb 17, 2014
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Honestly, I'd stay away from Windows 10 for now. If he wants to get it up and running with no problems Windows 8 (or 7) would be the better options. I've seen way too many problems with Windows 10's current build.
 

srimasis

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I updated the list, now you can achieve 1080p 60 fps in all games with the new build for almost the same price. In your current build the graphics card will bottleneck the whole system so I made a few changes. Here it is
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/gHHLQ7

Plus I would recommend removing the audio card and windows 7. Rather go for windows 10 if you are building a gaming pc because future will be direct x 12 enabled.
 

Dunlop0078

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Feb 13, 2014
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It has been nothing but solid for me. If it were a business PC i would say windows 7 all the way but for gaming windows 10 is the only one that will have dx12 support in future games so in my opinion its the only OS that makes sense for gaming. You could get win 7 now then just upgrade before the free year is up that would be fine too.
 

sizzling

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Oct 18, 2006
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An i3 is too weak to match with a 970, needs to be upgraded to an i5 like the 4460.
 

Skern

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That would be my solution, use an older version of windows, than use the upgrade before it runs out, and when W10 is more stable.
 

JQB45

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4590 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($181.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Asus Z97-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($129.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.95 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.33 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 970 4GB Video Card ($303.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Thermaltake Versa H22 ATX Mid Tower Case ($36.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA GS 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($89.23 @ Mac Mall)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($17.89 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 OEM (64-bit) ($96.75 @ OutletPC)
Wireless Network Adapter: Gigabyte GC-WB867D-I 802.11a/b/g/n/ac PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($29.89 @ OutletPC)
Case Fan: Cooler Master R4-L2R-20AC-GP 69.0 CFM 120mm Fan ($5.99 @ NCIX US)
Case Fan: Cooler Master R4-L2R-20AC-GP 69.0 CFM 120mm Fan ($5.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $995.98
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-10-12 15:51 EDT-0400
 
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