Building my first PC and would love some feedback from experts

Hey everyone! I'm in the process of shopping for my first PC build. This PC will be used primarily for gaming but also moderate general / work use as well. Since this is my first build, I would like to run it by some experts and get your feedback. While I'm not a gaming enthusiast, I would still like optimal performance and longevity from the system. Most played games include Rust, CSGO, LoL, and SC. Here is my build. Thank you so much in advance for your feedback!

NZXT Source 530 CA-SO530-M1
MSI Radeon R9 390X
EVGA 220-G2-0750-XR 80 PLUS GOLD 750W ECO Mode Fully Modular
Intel Core i7-5820K Haswell-E 6-Core 3.3 GHz
SanDisk Ultra II 2.5" 240GB SSD
Seagate Desktop HDD ST1000DM003 1TB
CORSAIR Vengeance LPX 16GB 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3000
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
2 x Cooler Master 140mm case fans for front
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  1. You won't need a raedon r9 390x if you're playing games like csgo and LoL. An Nvidea Gtx 970 would do better for those games, also being cheaper. Also, you could go for a cheaper 600W power supply as you won't need 700W for a system. You'll only need the 700W if you decide that you want the 390X which is unnecessary as the games you play won't need it, your pc overall would be cheaper and the electrical intake from your wall won't be as big.
  2. For gaming, you want a few fast cores.
    Few games can make use of more than 2-3 threads.
    Many depend on the performance of a single master thread.

    I think a skylake i5-6600K with an overclock or a I7-6700K would be better for gaming.
    Cheaper too.
  3. I was going to go with the r9 390x for the ability to play newer games in the event I'm drawn to something on a higher spectrum. I was thinking that a little bit overkill would be better than not having enough in the long run.

    I completely agree with the suggestion to go with 4 cores instead of 6. I decided to go with the 6700k instead of the 5820k since I'm primarily going to be gaming.

    Is there anything else I should look into swapping other than those suggestions?
  4. I think you may be more impressed with your pc if you went with a better cooler. The H100I is a perfect liquid cooler so you won't have to live with heat and sound. Even though it's £100, it will make a huge difference. The sound of air coolers can be irritating, so liquid coolers eliminate any sound. Also note that the heat difference would be massive. Also note that you will need those extra stuff (an operating system, a keyboard and a moniter).
  5. Best answer
    14nm skylake runs cool.
    How well you can overclock is mostly determined by your luck in getting a good chip.
    As of 2/16/16
    What percent can get an overclock at a somewhat sane 1.40v Vcore.
    4.8 38%
    4.7 70%
    4.6 83%
    You will run out of comfortable vcore before you run into thermal limits with a decent tower cooler.
    hyper212 is fine, but get a noctua NH-U14s if you want for top cooling.

    My canned rant on liquid cooling:
    ------------------------start of rant-------------------
    You buy a liquid cooler to be able to extract an extra multiplier or two out of your OC.
    How much do you really need?
    I do not much like all in one liquid coolers when a good air cooler like a Noctua or phanteks can do the job just as well.
    A liquid cooler will be expensive, noisy, less reliable, and will not cool any better
    in a well ventilated case.
    Liquid cooling is really air cooling, it just puts the heat exchange in a different place.
    The orientation of the radiator will cause a problem.
    If you orient it to take in cool air from the outside, you will cool the cpu better, but the hot air then circulates inside the case heating up the graphics card and motherboard.
    If you orient it to exhaust(which I think is better) , then your cpu cooling will be less effective because it uses pre heated case air.
    And... I have read too many tales of woe when a liquid cooler leaks.
    google "H100 leak"
    -----------------------end of rant--------------------------

    Your pc will be quieter, more reliable, and will be cooled equally well with a decent air cooler.

    FWIW, I like Samsung evo better for quality. Performance of all modern ssd are similar.

    If you are gaming at 1080P, GTX970 will run most games well.
    Whatever you do, buy a EVGA unit. They have a 90 day free trade in upgrade policy; check the web site.
    If we should see pascal soon, or if you think you might have wanted a GTX980ti instead you will have been covered.

    A tip:
    Buy yourself a #2 magnetic tip Philips head screwdriver for assembly.
  6. Awesome! Thank you guys so much for the feedback. I really appreciate it.
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