Do you ever intend to upgrade to an unlocked CPU? A 4460 is a bit of a waste on a Z97 board.
I feel that there should be an option for switching between the old design and the new one, so that people who have gotten accustomed to the old version can switch back from the new one.
Good work anyways, liking the new design very much.
So did the overclock go well?
You really didn't need an unlocked CPU since you don't have an overclocking board.
750w is enough unless running multiple high-end AMD graphics cards, which consume a lot of power.
Also, if DDR3 is dead, then the Z87 and Z97 chipsets are all dead. Yet, how many X99 systems do you actually see today?
It is definitely sufficient, assuming your graphics card is powerful enough. It's more of the graphics card that should concern most gamers.
"Games are now getting optimized for ddr4 and not ddr3"
proof pls. Also unless you have a highly inefficient power supply, 750W is more than enough to sustain dual GTX 970s and an i7-5820k, overclocked or not.
To quote him: "even as this is for net surfing and minecraft"
He is saying that this build is more than enough for Minecraft and stuff, but if he ever wanted more power, like if he was running more graphically-intensive games (of which there are plenty) at higher resolutions and/or higher FPS, he might consider this/that graphics card as an upgrade.
Obviously, just get 4 GTX 980s in Quad SLI and you have more than enough power for any game, unless you're running 3 4K monitors.
P.S. I know I'm 16 months late, but whatever.
That wouldn't work, as he didn't get the hard drives for free. He would still have to add the cost of buying the drives before the build.
Then you could have simply added in a custom part, so as not to confuse people. Otherwise, it is a very good budget build.
Should've used a GTX 750 Ti. And a single 1TB HDD. And cheaper RAM, like Crucial Ballistix Sport. But a good build overall.