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First Build [Gaming Rig]

Ceejayx

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Case
InWIN GT1 BLACK GAMING CASE

Processor (CPU)
Intel® Core™i7 Six Core Processor i7-5820K (3.3GHz) 15MB Cache

Motherboard
ASUS® X99-A: ATX, HSW-E CPU, USB 3.0, SATA 6 GB/s

Memory (RAM)
8GB CRUCIAL DDR4 2133MHz (1 x 8GB)

Graphics Card
4GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 960 - 2 x DVI, HDMI, DP - 3D Vision Ready

1st Hard Disk
500GB 3.5" SATA-III 6GB/s HDD 7200RPM 16MB CACHE

1st DVD/BLU-RAY Drive
24x DUAL LAYER DVD WRITER ±R/±RW/RAM

Power Supply
CORSAIR 550W VS SERIES™ VS-550 POWER SUPPLY

Processor Cooling
CoolerMaster Hyper 212 EVO (120mm) Fan CPU Cooler

Extra Case Fans
2 x 12CM Black Case Fan (configured to extract from rear/roof)

Thermal Paste
ARCTIC MX-4 EXTREME THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY COMPOUND

Sound Card
ONBOARD 8 CHANNEL (7.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)

Wireless/Wired Networking
WIRELESS 802.11N 300Mbps PCI-E CARD

USB Options
MIN. 2 x USB 3.0 & 6 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL + MIN. 2 FRONT PORTS


Monitor

LG 29MA73 29" UltraWide IPS HDMI TV Monitor

Keyboard & Mouse

Razer Blackwidow Chroma & Deathadder Chroma




















 

Spuff

Expert
Whats the problem?
A four core i7 is plenty for gaming and with the price difference you could have got a better GPU.
You would notice the gaming difference between a 960 and 970 more than you would between an i5 and a six core i7.
You've bascially spent money on an over-specified CPU and then gone for cheaper options in some other areas. Unbalanced is the word.
Good news is that you do have a good CPU and a good motherboard and you can go forward from there.

Any greater demands on the CPU from games in the next couple of years will likely be offest, and perhaps outrun, by the greater integration of DX12 into games.
 
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