Made two list for my $700-$860 gaming pc? Can someone look them over please?

I've made a post on Reddit but only got one response which didn't help much but here is my problem. One of my closest friends is getting a gaming pc and now I'm interested in getting one as well. First of all I'm not that knowledgeable on building gaming pc's but I have some not a lot but some. I want to have a stable 45-60 or more frames on high-ultra if that's possible in most games.

Right now I'm working and saving up for the parts and I'll be done saving up in about a month or two. I made two list so far but I need help in picking one of them. I've seen the new Intel CPU's but one thing is bothering me that the other Intel i5 that aren't skylake are far more cheaper and use DDR3 instead of DDR4. Right now I have a 7 year old HP desktop which has 4 sticks of 2 gb of DDR3 ram which in total is 8gb of ram. But the problem is that if it will work on the motherboard for the second list. If it does work then I could just shave of the 40 bucks from the list which will leave to like 700 or buy the 8gb ram kit and add the old ram to make it 12. Or I could buy 1 8gb of DDR3 and add 3 sticks of 2gb of DDR3 ram to make it 14 gb of ram. I don't know how to check if it's compatible but I do have a link for more info on my pc's ram.

I need someone to guide me to the right direction and tell me which list I should get. Is the new skylake i5-6500 really worth the money even though the motherboards that support it are far more expensive than the Z97 motherboards? If so please tell me why, I want to make sure I'm investing my money for the right parts. One more thing the case.... should I get a Fractal Design r4 with window or without because I'm not too sure if the colors of my parts are pretty and match with the white fans that come installed with the case please give me your opinion. If you see anything that could possibly be replaced with something like the graphics card please tell me. If you can find me a sexier case that would be great as well.

I don't want to overclock but if it's possible with my budget I would like to.

All the links I have for my computer and part list:
First Build List:
Second Build List:
My Old Desktop for the Ram info:
Thank you
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  1. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.88 @ OutletPC)
    CPU Cooler: CRYORIG M9i 48.4 CFM CPU Cooler ($32.88 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock H170 Pro4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($98.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws 4 series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.98 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 390 8GB SOC Video Card ($289.99 @ Micro Center)
    Case: NZXT S340 (Black/Blue) ATX Mid Tower Case ($63.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA GS 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($75.98 @ Newegg)
    Total: $851.68
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-29 01:21 EST-0500
  2. Best answer
    The main difference about Skylake is this: They are much more efficient, and faster, but you won't necessarily need that power in most games, as they usually mostly rely on your GPU. Your builds will be fine, but be aware, AMD cards generate a lot of heat, and are very power-hungry. Here is an $800 1080P gaming PC build which suits your needs perfectly:
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