A full gaming PC build budget $600-700

I'm new to building computers but I understand the basics and wish to build from nothing, so everything and a cheap monitor also.

no overclocking
I do need a monitor, mouse, and keyboard
OS dose not matter

Start here: http://www.logicalincrements.com/ and then adjust in http://pcpartpicker.com/


CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($176.98 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B85M-GAMING 3 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($44.45 @ OutletPC)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 280 3GB DUAL-X Video Card ($162.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master N200 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: EVGA 600B 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($44.00 @ Newegg)
Monitor: LG 22M34D-B 60Hz 22.0" Monitor ($114.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Keyboard: HP Stylish USB Keyboard and Mouse Wired Standard Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($20.98 @ Amazon)
Total: $704.35

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And this

what games you plan on playing?

I would make sure that its power supply could feed the 295x2. And also If this was after dell stopped using proprietary parts.(ram and psu correctors)

860K+ an R9 280, throw in a 1080p IPS monitor and you're good to go.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/vCCWcf This build is perfect for me just id like all parts to be in stock, could any of you fix that?

By that I mean switch out what is not going to be in stock

Should get a single stick of 8GB RAM, better for future upgrading if needed.

Did you already have the 760?

Might want to google kingston SSDs, I forget which series it was, but they did a bait and switch apparently with some of them.

You can save a bit on the monitor by going with a 22" over the 23", would be enough to get a 240gb SSD, though I'd suggest you ditch the SSD and throw that money towards your GPU.

And the case is whatever, though you could save a bit by going with this one by deepcool

Disagree! The ram is fine and for a good price.Let alone losing the dual channel performance. A ssd with a better rep would be preferred/ tho it maybe okay for your use. A more modern gpu for new purchase will serve you better. 960 970 980 if you prefer Nvidia.

RAM speed only matters if you're using intergrated graphics.

That's not entirely true: http://www.anandtech.com/show/6372/memory-performance-16gb-ddr31333-to-ddr32400-on-ivy-bridge-igp-with-gskill

Those are integrated graphics tests though.

Disagree, again. Ram speed makes a small difference in gaming performance but is normally not worth the extra cost. The one thing i can attest to is the the faster ram in an Amd 8350 build will have faster and smoother system /OS feel then 1600. It is noticeable. 2133 at fifty or sixty dollars is a decent price for 8 gigs as long as it is cas 10 or lower. The only reason to take slower ram is budget limitations.

I've used enough systems with a single DDR3 Dimm, it works fine, we're long past the point of RAM speed mattering for much of anything.

the 760 was not in stock, and I'm not sure what i should replace it with

I'm ditching the SSD and using the money to buy windows, other then the 760 this build would work out great for the money. Ram issue is not really a problem I'm most likely going to get 2x8gb.

Also would I need a network adapter to get wireless connection?