How does it compare to the BenQ 2420Z and the AOC G2770PQU?
Sorry for late reply but a 290 is not $280...
Can't say I really would trust Linus's videos he has many build videos that are flat out terrible. (SSD in $400 PC....) I can't stop you from choosing the 8320, but if you do, you'll see for yourself that the i3 is better. The i3 is also $30 cheaper. The best bet would be to invest in a build with an i5. I mean, for less you can get 1080p/Ultra/60fps, something not possible with your build.
An i5 and 750Ti are not a very good match. Downsizing the CPU and upgrading the GPU would offer much better price/performance. An i3/280X would be much better.
Sorry, but this is certainly not the best bang for your buck.
No possible way it will ever beat this:
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Anyway, an i3 will beat a 8320 in gaming. Its about single core performance. Gaming mainly needs the 1-2 cores and the i3 has hyperthreading to function as a quad core. Its not as good as an i5, but its better than AMD's alternatives. Anyway, an i5 is much better. And a 290 is better than a 280X. There is no doubt. Changes that could be made are a more feature filled mobo and a higher wattage PSU. However, it will work like this. It's cheaper so there's room for things like that.
Holy... 2 Headphones, and a headset, $3750 on audio alone. You've just spent triple my PC, OS, monitor, and rig, on audio. $3000 on monitors. And $230 on a mouse a keyboard? Not even an RGB? $140 on W7. $3140 on GPU, 1500W PSU, for $400!$440 on 32gb of ram! $480 mobo! $350 on storage. $1000 on the CPU. $90 on liquid cooling, I was expecting, like $500... And finally, $20 on the optical drive. Holy...
What are the temps for you 280X, and what kind of performance do you get?
Are you a pro photogpraher? Nice pics.
Or use EVGA Step Up
You should take advantage of EVGA's step up program and get a 970.
With that budget I would've gone with 16gb of ram, and definetly done=e more with the cables.