First Build - 1700€ Gaming PC - Please advice

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!
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  1. check that the ram is 2 * 8 gig and not 1 time 16 gig, you need RAm in PAIR.
    all else prety nice, power supply a bit high unles you whant room to overclock a lot
  2. middlemarkal said:
    check that the ram is 2 * 8 gig and not 1 time 16 gig, you need RAm in PAIR.
    all else prety nice, power supply a bit high unles you whant room to overclock a lot


    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€).
  3. I'll Bump this thread just once, was really hoping for more feedback before starting to buy the components.

    Thanks in advance!
  4. 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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