First Build - 1700€ Gaming PC - Please advice

JuLGzFz

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Hello everyone.

I've been saving for one year now, and it's time to create my first pc build from scratch.

I believe I've done my homework, read reviews, comparisons, and quite a bit of threads to choose all the components, but I would very much appreciate if some of you guys could take a look at what I am planning to build, and give me some advice.

Thanks in advance, and please excuse my english. I will be following what the sticky thread recommends:

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What I'm planning:

(186€) | MOBO: MSI Z97 Gaming 7
(236€) | CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5Ghz
(132€) | CPU Cooler: CORSAIR Cooling Hydro Series H110i GT
(136€) | RAM: Corsair 16GB DDR3-1600MHz Vengeance Pro Red
(400€) | GPU: MSI GeForce GTX 970 Gaming OC 4GB GDDR5
(170€) | PSU: Corsair AX860 860W 80 Plus Platinum
(135€) | CASE: Corsair Carbide Air 540
(247€) | SSD: SanDisk Extreme PRO SSD 480GB
(52€) | HDD: WD Caviar Blue 1TB SATA3
(15€) | DVD: Asus DRW-24F1ST
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(1709€)

Unless there is a good reason to avoid it, I'm pretty sold on the CASE.


Information recommended by the sticky thread:

Approximate Purchase Date: 2 weeks - 1 month.
Budget Range: 1600€-1800€

System Usage: Gaming (Witcher 3, GTAV, Civilization... everything!)
Are you buying a monitor: No
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: pccomponentes.com, alternate.es, xtremmedia.com, wipoid.com
Location: Ponferrada, Leon, Spain. Local stores greatly overpriced.

Parts Preferences: Intel / Nvidia fanboy since the start of time.
Overclocking: Yes, slight (currently OC Genie on Z87 GD65, i5 4670K at 4,2)
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe
Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: Avoid components that are very hard to install, overkill... Going for a red-black theme with white lights. Would love my Case, PSU and MOBO to be as future-proof as possible, hopefully for 4+ years. I understand I will need to change GPU/CPU/RAM, at least some of them, in 1.5-2 years.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: A co-worker wants to build my current gaming pc, and I've always wanted to go through the rite-of-passage of building my own pc. The time has come.

Thanks again!
 

JuLGzFz

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Thanks!

RAM is 2x8GB, and since I hope to keep that PSU with me for +4 years (and at some point, 970 SLI could be an option), I thought it would be a good option.

Not that much price difference with AX760, to be honest, (148-170€).

 

sudcell

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All of your chosen components seem good.
Just one thing: Do u really need thw H110i gtx??
seems like an overkill to me..
You will be equally good wih the h100i for 4690k
 

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