(First forum post ever. Beware of noobness.)Which of these two builds for gaming at 1080p?

First of all hello everyone. This is my first forum post in any forum ever, so I apologize in advance if I make some kind of mistake. I've never even had a gaming pc. Heck I've never even touched one so I don't want to take chances and build one from scratch. I will be using this mainly for gaming. I want my pc to run smoothly for the next 5-6 years without needing to replace any parts other than the graphics card and monitor (which I plan to replace in about 2.5 years). I've been losing sleep over this lately so I would be very grateful for any kind of input from your part. Consider that I'm a total novice so please don't get too technical. I live in Bangladesh so the currency you see is in Bangladeshi taka, but you don't need to concern yourselves with the currency.

Build 1 : http://www.ryanscomputers.com/Ryans-Game-P-6924
the problem I have with it is that it's a bit too expensive. I mean, I'll only be gaming. I won't need this CPU or the DDR4 within the next 5 years at all, right? Right?

Build 2 : http://www.ryanscomputers.com/Ryans-PC-Desktop-PC-7326 <<< At the time of purchase of Build 2, I'll be asking the vendor to change the CPU to an i7 4790K and the GPU to an Asus Strix 970. I will also buy only one VX229H monitor.

I'm more inclined towards Build 2, as it will cost me less. As a dweller of the third world, I'm afraid I'm on a tight budget. Do you guys think it's gonna last me? I'm concerned with the fact that if I want to upgrade the ram to ddr4 and cpu to something better (skylake?) I'll also have to buy a new motherboard.

So I guess in the end my question boils down to, "Am I gonna need to upgrade from an i7 4790K and ddr3 to ddr4 and a better CPU if all I will be doing is gaming within the next 5 years? Consider that I want to upgrade to 1440p gaming in about 2.5 years, when the monitor prices will drop more and better price : performance graphics card will come out(like Volta, the ones after Pascal.)."

Please don't advice online buying. The shipment costs to Bangladesh are crazy and I don't want to risk building a PC myself anyways.

I've been playing crappy nintendo games all of my life. I'm tired of my Wii. I've been saving up for like, 3 years for this PC and I will buy it in a few weeks. All I wanna do is run demanding games like The Witcher 3 and those that will come out in 2016/2017/2018 on ultra at acceptable( 45+) frame rates. Then I will upgrade my monitor and graphics card. Please help me o knowledgeable people. Sorry for the wall of text and thank you so much in advance.
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  1. An i5 with a GTX 970 would be enough, there is no real need for an i7 for gaming.

    The CPU is one of the parts of the PC that can last a while before going out of date. i5s from 5 years ago can still run the newest games at max settings when paired with a good graphics card.

    Depending on how far into the future you want your PC to run everything at ultra without upgrading, a GTX 970 should be fine for the next 2 years.
  2. If you can go i5 and a better GPU such as the 980 that should last longer due to the GPU being better than a i7 & 970
  3. Gze said:
    An i5 with a GTX 970 would be enough, there is no real need for an i7 for gaming.

    The CPU is one of the parts of the PC that can last a while before going out of date. i5s from 5 years ago can still run the newest games at max settings when paired with a good graphics card.

    Depending on how far into the future you want your PC to run everything at ultra without upgrading, a GTX 970 should be fine for the next 2 years.
  4. Thanks for your reply. So suppose I get an i5 4690k. How long do you think it's going to last me? Until 2019-20?
  5. sizzling said:
    If you can go i5 and a better GPU such as the 980 that should last longer due to the GPU being better than a i7 & 970


    A 980 really isn't an option as it costs too much. What do you think about an r9 390x? Do you guys think it's going to be a better option given all those rumors of Direct X 12 supporting AMD better?
  6. I'd ignore any rumours about DX12 and just get the best card you can today. I wouldn't base a hardware decision today on speculation about future software.
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