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Tips for this PC Build?

I'm about to build my first gaming PC and I've been doing some research on what parts I should get and I came up with this list

CPU: i5 6600k
GPU: EVGA GTX 970
Motherboard: ASUS Z170A
HDD: 2TB Seagate Barracuda
SSD: 120 Kingston SSD
Cooler: Cooler-Master Hyper 212 EVO
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W
Memory: 2x4GB DDR4 (undecided what brand)
Case: Undecided (would like to stay under $75)

Any tips or criticism will help. Thanks!

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Clarification Request
One more thing

After including Windows 10 cost and my mouse it comes to be about $1180 and I'd like to keep it below or around $1200 if possible

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Here's where I suggest folk get builds today. Links Only.
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Hmmm

Any tips for my current build without changing the whole thing, or any flaws that you notice?

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I'd pull back on the CPU

See the graphic I noted. I can't guess what drives your decisions on parts but after watching so many mix and match, I think the PcMasterRace builds to be where folk need to start.

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$900 Master Race

You think the $900 Master Race PC build will perform better than the one i threw together?

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I think it might. WHY?

1. http://gpuboss.com/gpus/Radeon-R9-390-vs-GeForce-GTX-970

The 390 seems to have the edge here.

2. That CPU. While we can compare them at CPUBOSS, we know that way back to the i5-2500 we could drive 3 video cards so there's no bottleneck issue.
"Our tests demonstrate fairly little difference between a $225 LGA 1155 Core i5-2500K and a $1000 LGA 2011 Core i7-3960X, even when three-way graphics card configurations are involved. It turns out that memory bandwidth and PCIe throughput don't hold back the performance of existing Sandy Bridge-based machines. "
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-overclock,3106-4.html

I know folk want to create the next Frankenstein but copying prior builds avoids you discovering new issues with this and that.

-> If you want that 6600K, well sure, go for it. Just hit CPUBOSS to compare them and check the motherboard CPU support list.

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Motherboard

What about mobos is there a big difference between the one i picked and the one suggested?

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Unlike CPUs and GPUs

Performance wise usually little. The reason I'd go with the design above is that folk have built them. You pick a new combo and it's you vs the world.

-> Yes, there was testing on motherboard performance done long ago. Result? Less than a percent point which is low enough for measurement errors. So this means a z98 chipset board will measure within a percent point of another z98 based board.

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Examples

Have several people built this PC and if so are there examples online of it running games. I couldnt find anything related to the build at all.

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Sorry. Is that statement, question or

Banter? You can hit reddit to challenge folk to put up YouTubes on their builds and performance. My replies were from experience about how folk pick out a new combination and suffer needlessly.

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Clarification

Oh no sorry i didnt mean to offend you or banter in any way. I'm just strongly considering going with your advice to build the $900 master race pc, but I'd just love to see it in action.

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Then over to the sub reddit and ask for

YouTube and test results. That reddit is very active.

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Hey, thanks again for recommending this build. I'm getting ready to order the components, but upon further research the motherboard seems to have a lot of problems and complaints about it. Do you have a replacement recommendation? I'd like to stay somewhat in the price range and be able to fix my gpu and a pci wifi card. Thanks.

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I see folk today

Struggle with almost all motherboards. A lot of these are basic missteps like mixing RAM or more basic like not knowing how to get into the BIOS to set it to boot from USB or other. Today's UEFI only added to those issues.

Last, I see folk overclock and then flame in reviews over that. I don't agree.

Pick another board. From my experience, outside that recent MSI glitch I rarely see these issues.

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