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Is this system future-proof for gaming?

Hi there I'm looking for the best deal for my money to get a system capable to playing next gen games for the next couple of years and i'd like to know if there is any adjustments you would make to this rig i'm planning on getting, the specs are:

OS: Windows 7 Home Premium
PSU: 750w FSP
CPU: NEW! Intel Core i5 4690K (Is it worth getting NEW! Intel Core i7 4790K for the extra £70?)
GPU: EVGA GTX 970 FTW
Memory: 4x2 GB 1600mhz ram

MB: Gigabyte H81M-D2V (It can't do crossfire or anything I dont believe but it should be able to take all of the most up to date stuff today right? besides i'll only need x1 gpu card if its 9xx series right?)
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  1. Whats your budget?
  2. For gaming only there is no reason to get an i7, for video encoding, 3d modeling, etc then yes the i7 will benefit you.

    I would get a z97 board and would get some faster ram since it is almost zero cost difference.

    Good choice on GPU.
  3. get a Z97 mobo and if ur getting a unlocked CPU might as well get a 212 EVO and overclock it or just to keep it quite

    also ur ram is fine anything in the 1866-1600mhz is fine no need to pay more for faster ram u wont notice anything in gaming.
  4. dont use all your ram slots now. 8 gb isnt plenty and you might wanna upgrade in the future. so go for 2x4gb
  5. boosted1g said:
    For gaming only there is no reason to get an i7, for video encoding, 3d modeling, etc then yes the i7 will benefit you.

    I would get a z97 board and would get some faster ram since it is almost zero cost difference.

    Good choice on GPU.


    The title sais future proofing.. i7 is about as future proofing you can go without venturing into haswell-E configs.
  6. What is a 212 EVO? and if i buy a unlocked CPU doesn't it come overclocked? or am i wrong?
  7. Best answer
    An unlocked CPU ( when there is a 'K' in the model name) means it is overclockable. A locked CPU cannot be overclocked.

    A 212 EVO is an aftermarket cooler, a pretty large heatsink. If you dont plan on overclocking in the beginning, then the stock cooler that the chip comes with is enough.
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