Critique my next gaming build with budget ~$800 graphics, processor, motherboard

ianmc74

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Processor: I7-4790k
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819117369
Motherboard: MSI Gaming Z97
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130770
Graphics: Saphire Nitro Radeon R9 390 (wanted single middle of road graphics card, not really researched)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202164
RAM: Team Dark 16gb (2x8) might go to 32 gig not sure and again not really researched
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820313532
SSD: 850 EVO (already bought)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202164

Don't worry about the rest, I already have case (HAF 932), and power supply (Corsair 850 active PFC). Will be running Windows 7 pro, and open to cpu cooler suggestions. This will be way more than I need, just looking to have it last a few years before upgrade.
Footnote: I don't know why but I cringe at spending more than $400 for a graphics card. I am open to changing CPU money/performance.

Thank you in advance
 

Panzeros

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Agreed. 32gb is ridiculous. Even 16gb is huge overkill for gaming.

You'll be happy with a 390, but Nvidia cards are more efficient, less power, less heat etc.

I7 is overkill for gaming also.

I would agree with Rolli and put the money into an i5 skylake build instead.
 

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