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Buying Tmrw! - Graphics vs Processor GTX/INTEL

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So I'm buying a computer tomorrow. I simply have two questions.

QUESTION 1) Which combo would be better for the computer overall? I do plan to play games on high settings, but overall computer performance is also important to me, not JUST gaming. Also, longevity is very important to me. Still, I'd like to go with the more practical setup for games, as the cost is virtually the same.

1. Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5 GHz 6MB Intel Smart Cache LGA1150 (All Venom OC Certified) PAIRED WITH GeForce GTX 970 4GB GDDR5 PCIe 3.0 x16 (Maxwell, Single Card)
2. Intel Core i7-4790 3.60 GHz 8MB Intel Smart Cache LGA1150 PAIRED WITH GeForce GTX 960 4GB GDDR5 PCIe 3.0 x16 (Maxwell, Single Card)

QUESTION 2) How would you rate the system overall? Let's say- on a scale from 1-10 based on gaming and general performance? Are there any major recommendations that can make or break the system I'm unaware of?


Here is a full list of specifications, in case that is needed.

Gaming Chassis: AZZA Genesis 9000 w/ USB 3.0, EZ Swap HDD, 2x 230mm fans, Dual Power Supply Support (Black Color)
Lighting: RGB Multi-Color 16 Million color LED 3x Interior light Strip (top, side, bottom) w/ RF Controll
Extra Case Fans: Default case fans
Noise Reduction Technology: None
CPU: TBD - See Above
Venom Boost Fast And Efficient Factory Overclocking: No Overclocking
CPU / Processor Cooling Fan: Asetek 550LC 120mm Liquid Cooling CPU Cooler - Extreme Cooling Performance (Single Standard 120MM Fan)
Coolant for Cyberpower Xtreme Hydro Water Cooling Kits: None
Motherboard: MSI Z97 PC MATE ATX w/ GbLAN, 2 PCIe x16, 1 PCIe x1, 2 PCI, 6x SATA 6Gb/s (Pro OC Certified)
RAM / System Memory: 8GB (4GBx2) DDR3/2133MHz Dual Channel Memory (Corsair or Major Brand)
Video Card: TBD - See Above
Sli Bridge: None
Video Capture Card: None
Power Supply: 650 Watts - Corsair CX650M CX Series Modular 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
M.2 SATA SSD: None
Hard Drive: 1TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 32MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (240GB CyberpowerPC HyperX SSD + Single Drive)
Secondary Hard Drive: None
Hard Drive Cooling Fan: None
Optical Drive: 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive (BLACK COLOR)
WiDi Router: None
Internal Wireless Network Card: 802.11b/g/n 300Mbps PCI-E Wireless Adapter Network Card
Internal Network Card: Onboard Gigabit LAN Network
Fan Controller/Temperature Display: None
Internal USB Expansion Module: None
Docking Station: None
Bluetooth: None
Flash Media Reader/Writer: None
USB Hub & Port: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports
Operating System: Windows 10 Home 64-bit
Professional Wiring: Professional Wiring for All WIRING Inside The System Chassis - Minimize Cable Exposure, Maximize Airflow in Your System


I will be buying the system TOMORROW! Any major pointers, corrections, suggestions, and a decisive answer to the first question would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance!

Edited by RyanAces, 03 May 2016 - 02:09 AM.

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