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700$ Gaming Build, Opinion needed

Hello there,
After a long time thinkin I've decided to finally terminate my current PC that cant even hold games like LoL at mid settings without using most of the CPU

Been browsing PCP a bit and decided to pick parts that were suggested alot, however I still have my doubts about the MOBO/GPU

First of all I wont OC at all and have no idea if the z170pro4 will be used good enough or there are cheaper options with good upgrade options for the future, whats the difference between that one and the z170 pro gaming? is it worth going for that one instead?
Also seems alot of people prefer to go for the R9 380 rather than the GTX 960,
picked the last one because people complain about the 380 being too noisy, games I plan to play are mostly LOL,GTAV, Fallout4 and most of the current top games, so which one would be the best for that? considering I ll mostly play on 1080p

And finally the MOBO size, is there any performance/life time difference between ATX and mATX?
and if there isnt, which MOBO that has enough audio jacks for a 7.1 sound system would be good?

Oh and dont worry about the case
Thanks for your time!

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z170 Pro4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($102.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($42.88 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($43.89 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($48.88 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 960 4GB SuperSC ACX 2.0+ Video Card ($209.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA GS 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $718.60
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-23 21:02 EST-0500
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  1. Try getting an i5 4460 (as good as a 6500) with an h97 board such as Gigabyte H97 d3h or a MSI H97 PC MATE ..... Use the saved $$$$ and buy the GTX 970!!!

    Something like mine http://pcpartpicker.com/p/jKK6kL
  2. Best answer
    If you are going budget mode, then get a motherboard with a H170 Chipset instead. It's much cheaper but lacks some of the features like the extra PCIe lanes. You do not need such a high end Motherboard if you just want to play some games. While the added features are nice, such as from the Z170-Pro gaming, the price doesn't warrant it.
    In regards to the SSD, unless you're using it for just OS, 120GB is not enough. I used up that amount by installing only 3 games on there and some normal use applications.
    As for the GPU, get the gtx 970 instead. Its a bit more expensive than the 960, but you'll see a performance increase upwards of 50%.
    With regards to ATX and mATX (miniATX), that simply states the size of the motherboard. There is no reason to get the latter if you do not plan on making a shoebox PC as it just makes it harder to put the components in.

    And in regards to your ram, remember that if you want to access the 2400 frequency, you'll need to enter the bios to activate the XMP, as by default Skylake processors only max out at 2133.
  3. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.98 @ OutletPC)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.88 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z170M Pro4S Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($99.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws 4 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2800 Memory ($46.97 @ OutletPC)
    Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($43.89 @ OutletPC)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($48.88 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 390 8GB Double Dissipation Video Card ($274.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: EVGA 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $799.57
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-23 21:56 EST-0500

    Save up a little more and aim for this rig.
    Aftermarket cooler and z170 board, because chip can be overclocked.

    750w B2 , good deal.
    RAM is 2800mhz.
    R9 390.


    It'll handle any game at 1080p ultra.
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