I have two more builds here and both works completely different from each other. I am trying to help other PC Builders, if anyone have any questions about components, please ask me. I will do my best to update you as soon as I can.
I do gaming mean I seriously waste my time on gaming. So question is why I am not playing games on Consoles, I used to but get bored so quickly. PS4 and Xbox One extremely useful for gaming but so boring, sit on a sofa and that's it but when you play games on PC (its a class), its just a feeling you can't describe in words :). Still playing exclusive games like God of War, Last of Us, Gears of War and Destiny (awesomely awesome) on Consoles.
I'm still using my other PC whenever I am in a mood, I don't sell the components normally, so I keep them and build the new one.
I have great experience with every processor and graphics card I use so far. All of them performs different in same games :), so its quite cool though :)
Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor: Only intended to play games and so far I played Tomb Raider, Batman Arkham Knight, Shadow of Mordor, Assassins Creed Unity and FIFA 15 without any bottleneck.
MSI Z97-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard: Chose this motherboard because of features, colour and mSATA. And most especially USB 3.0 connection direction.
Kingston Savage 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-2400 Memory: Right now RAM speed is 2400MHz but won't make any difference either its 1600MHz or 2400MHz.
Samsung 840 EVO 1TB mSATA Solid State Drive: Brilliant piece, easy to install and works flawlessly.
Samsung 850 Pro Series 1TB 2.5" Solid State Drive: System boot in 9 seconds (From the Windows Logo to Desktop).
MSI GAMING 2 Way Long SLI Bridge: Finally MSI offering something unique, and it looks too good.
MSI GeForce GTX 960 2GB Video Card (SLI): As I mentioned above the games I played so far on this setup, works like a charm, no stuttering or lag (Configure: High Settings). And one more thing when I play GTA V, it look so awesome (If you have any query about SLI configuration please feel free to ask me).
Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case: This is my second case and I loved it. First I ordered the S340 Red and Black but I returned it because then I can't see my PSU and Sleeved cables and worst thing about that case I had to squeeze the cables in the shroud to hide which wasn't very nice. And I had to use two extra SATA power connectors from PSU (One for SSD and one for HDD). Now I am using only one Molex cable from PSU and then ordered the Molex to SATA Extension to connect SSD and on next Tuesday when I receive my Western Digital 1TB Blue HDD. I will connect that with other Molex connection. Cable management is completely easy.
Corsair RM 1000W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply: Very quiet and most importantly Corsair warranty.
Corsair Air Series AF120 Red 52.2 CFM 120mm Fan: Only for look purposes. Very quiet and my system is very nice and cold.
Corsair SP120 57.2 CFM 120mm Fan: Replace the stock fans with Corsair Red Led Fans.
LG 22MP55HQ-P 60Hz 22.0" Monitor: Soon I will turn this setup to Dual Monitor (trying to order it but right now its not in the stock anywhere) and its a very good monitor.
NETGEAR A6210-100PES AC1200 802.11AC Dual Band (300 Mbps / 867 Mbps) High Gain Wi-Fi USB 3.0 Adapter: First I was thinking about getting TP-LINK TL-WDN4800 N900 Wireless Dual Band PCI Express Adapter, but then I have to remove this adapter every time I used my other PC. And this one is working extremely fast (all depends on the ISP provider). I am getting 100Mb from Virgin Media (108Mb using Ethernet cable and 106 using Adapter). My PC is only metre away from Router.
Corsair Raptor K30 Wired Gaming Keyboard: Colours selection, warranty and profiles for Battlefield Hardline.
Mionix NAOS 8200 Wired Laser Mouse: Braided cable, nice logo and colours selection.
Corsair Sleeved Cable Kit - Red: Cables completely matched with my PC setup.
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I only post my builds here to help beginners, so they can decide which component they need (if they want to build it by themselves). They have three choices to compare G3258, i5 and i7.
Comparison of all three builds I have while playing games on High Settings (GeForce Experience Optimised Settings). And I am comparing them in real test and how I felt while I was playing each and every game individually.
Tomb Raider, Batman Arkham Knight and Metal Gear Rising Revengence completed on all three machines (mean half the game I played on i7 and the other half on other two). And no issue on any system, they all perform relatively same but all three games were performed brilliantly.
Note: FIFA 15 (I play this game a lot) had loads of stuttering when I play on G3258 (a lot mean a lot)
Just finished Never Alone few hours ago 01/9/2015 1130 BST (i5 4690K), only took me 4 hours approx. but I must say everyone would love this game. (No issues and smooth gameplay).
Build completed roughly in 3 hours but cable management took me around 2-3 hours or I must say took me days (because I like to keep the back side of the casing tidy too). Not sure how many people gonna be please with cable management but I tried my best :).
Cable Management I just not only putting the cables up and down or just squeeze them in the corner. I properly done it e.g. if I want to put the Extra HDD I just use 45CM Molex to SATA.
Only thing which I want to remove is Molex to 3-pin connector because only one fan is connected so far. I also have 4-pin to 3-pin cable which can connect on Motherboard Fan Header. I really want to use that one but I don't have exact answer (I know I can do it and maybe there is no harm). But I am just not 100% sure, shall I do it or leave it. I could connect with CPU Fan Header but I don't wanna use there, I want to connect with SYS Fan 2 Header, which is right underneath 24-pin connection, so I can hide it.
Maintenance Finally, the difficult part. I am using Compressed Air, which cost me £7-8 normally for two cans (expensive). And I clean my PC every 1st Week of Month. So that way it cost me a lot (so I am not very happy). I know I will find the solution but so far no nothing click on my head :) And I love my Corsair 200R.
I also have MSI GTX 960 Custom Backplates (they look awesome) but I don't like modifying the components. So I just left it as it is (if someone need please send me Private Message).
"Wakey wakey everyone. My new build is here"