So, I've finally figured out a budget that will allow me to purchase a PC, after having my tuition and books paid for, I'm glad to say that I have an extra ~$700 to build a computer that I can use for general gaming. I want to be able to run a few games on at least Medium graphics at the least, breaking the barrier between High. I've configured some parts and I'm wanting a second opinion on it before I start purchasing anything. I have two different setups here that I'm thinking about and I want help from you guys
CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor
Motherboard: ASRock H97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600
Storage: Western Digital 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 280 3GB
PSU: Corsair CX 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply
Case: Cougar Volant (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case
- With no OC intended, do you guys recommend an aftermarket cooler?
- I've been told around the internet a few times I should invest more into the PSU, will this PSU be sufficient?
- Will this system be able to handle gaming while streaming and recording? (Recording games such as Elder Scrolls Online, Torchlight 2, Minecraft, CoD/BF?