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Building pc for my brother

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Hello everyone,

Haven't been here for maybe 4 years but i have a question.
My brother wants to play pc games again so i've decided to select parts for him.

He wants to play the latest games smooth (60fps) on ultra settings, but not everything fancy needs to be on.
He has a big budget but i thought he could get good enough results with a less expensive build.

So i've made two builds for him to choose, but maybe you guys can help which to choose. Build 1 or 2 or something different.
Build 1 should last long because of overclocking ability and the new gtx 1070, but how long will build 2 last?

Build 1

Monitor: BenQ XL2411Z 
Case: Sharkoon VG4-W
Motherboard: ASUS Z170 PRO GAMING
CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K / 3.5 GHz - 6 MB cache
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo
GPU: MSI GeForce GTX 1070 Founders Edition 8GB
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16gb
SSD: Samsung 850 EVO Series
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001
PSU: Corsair RM Series RM550x 

€ 1587,24

Build 2

Monitor: BenQ GL2460HM
Case: Sharkoon VG4-W
Motherboard: ASUS B150I PRO GAMING/AURA
CPU: Intel Core i5-6500 / 3.2 GHz - 6 MB cache
GPU: EVGA GTX 970 Superclocked ACX 2.0
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16gb
SSD: SanDisk Ultra II SSD
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003
PSU: Corsair RM Series RM550x 

€ 1102,33


Hope you guys can help decide.
post #2 of 2
Id do build 2 but change the gpu to the 1070. Perfectly future proofed forever pretty much. a 6600k will have a bit of a performance boost is overclocked but thats if your brother wants to even do that, i know you could easily do it im sure but the performance gaming isnt that big unless you compare it fully overclocked then its a bit bigger, but personally, 1080p with build 2 and a 1070 you wont be bottlenecked for at least the next 3 or 4 years easy.
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Koji
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
I7 6700k Stock For Now Asus z170 Deluxe EVGA SSC GTX 960 4GB EVGA SSC GTX 960 4GB 
RAMHard DriveCoolingOS
Crucial Ballistics 32GB 4x8GB 2666Mhz Adata SP550 480GB SSD Cryoig H5 Ultimate White Win 10 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Vizio 24" 1080p 5ms Thermaltake Challenger Ultimate RBG EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 G1 NZXT H630-W 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Razer Chroma Razer Goliathus Control Logitech 5.1 Surround / Razer Kraken 7.1 Headset 
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