Solved Need suggestions for my first Custom-Build gaming PC

December 24, 2015 at 08:52:29
Specs: Windows 7
I'm building a computer for gaming purpose, this is my very very first time trying this, and here's my build, need some thoughts and suggestions on my build, thanks!
Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler
ASRock H97M PRO4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard
Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory
Sandisk SSD PLUS 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB Superclocked ACX 2.0 Video Card
Corsair 750D ATX Full Tower Case
EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply

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#1
December 24, 2015 at 18:07:10
Did you already buy all the components? If not, I suggest you look into the more modern Skylake CPUs & DDR4 memory. And get a PSU with a single high amperage +12v rail.

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#2
December 24, 2015 at 21:59:04
I haven't but anything yet, still waiting to see if there's any good boxing day deals. Thanks for the suggestion to PSU, i'll change that to a single 12v rail one.

A lot of people are suggestion me getting skylake cpus and ddr4, are those cpus like 4690 really outdated?


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#3
December 25, 2015 at 10:28:10
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The 1st digit in the model number is the generation, so the 4690K is a 4th gen i5. The Skylake is 6th generation. They can be found for roughly the same price as the older gen CPUs, in some cases, even cheaper. And DDR4 memory prices are comparable to DDR3 prices. I see no reason to build an "old" system.

http://ark.intel.com/products/famil...


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