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Tier 5 Game PC options
01-25-2016, 06:20 PM,
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Tier 5 Game PC options
I am building my first PC using the Tier 5 Gaming recommended but want to go ahead and upgrade a couple of the components for the future.

I am pretty sure I can use the Gigabyte GA-Z97MX Gaming 5 motherboard and the Cousair 1000W 80plus gold modular power supply.

Is it OK to Also use the Tier 6 Patriot DDR3 1866 Mhz RAM? Thank you in advance for all the help.
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01-26-2016, 01:40 AM,
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RE: Tier 5 Game PC options
The build guides are a little out of date. I'd look for similar parts but step up to sixth generation CPUs, Sklake Z170 or H170 motherboards and DDR4 memory.

Core i5 6600K
GA-Z170X-Gaming5. full size ATX board vs a micro ATX and looks really nice.
I don't have a recommendation for memory. Haven't had an opportunity to shop or compare DDR4.

1000W is a lot of Power. Are you planning dual graphics cards?
CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K 4.7Ghz Mobo: Gigabyte Z97X Gaming 5 GPU: MSI GTX 970 Gaming 4G HSF: Cryorig R1 Ultimate
Mem: 2 x 8GB G.Skill TridentX DDR3 2400 SSD: Samsung 850 Evo 500GB + a few spinners
PSU: Seasonic SS-760XP Platinum Case: Fractal Design Define R5 Monitors: 2 x Dell 2007FP 1600x1200
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01-26-2016, 07:37 AM, (This post was last modified: 01-26-2016, 07:38 AM by PClearner.)
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RE: Tier 5 Game PC options
I am looking at dual graphic cards in the future. I thought the 1000w as overkill but figured I might need it for extra cooling if I did dual cards.
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