Looking for advice on new building using a few old parts

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1) What will you be doing with this PC? Gaming? Photoshop? Web browsing? etc
Gaming mostly, light video editing, some minor CAD work.

2) What's your budget? Are tax and shipping included?
Trying to keep it a less than 1k USD. Under 750 USD would be great.

3) Which country do you live in? If the U.S, please tell us the state and city if possible.
Memphis, TN

4) What exact parts do you need for that budget? CPU, RAM, case, etc. The word "Everything" is not a valid answer. Please list out all the parts you'll need.
New CPU, Mobo, ram, storage

5) If reusing any parts, what parts will you be reusing? Please be especially specific about the power supply. List make and model.
I'll be reusing my gtx 970 and my 750 W Corsair PSU

6) Will you be overclocking?
No
7) What is the max resolution of your monitor? What size is it?
1920x1080 with possibly upgrading to a 1440 display in the near future

8) When do you plan on building/buying the PC?
Next 3 weeks

9) What features do you need in a motherboard? RAID? Firewire? Crossfire or SLI support? USB 3.0? SATA 6Gb/s? eSATA? Onboard video (as a backup or main GPU)? UEFI? etc.
Nothing in particular
10) Do you already have a legit and reusable/transferable OS key/license? If yes, what OS? Is it 32bit or 64bit?
I will be buying another copy of Win 10 64bit

Here is the PC hound list I was looking at

PC Hound Part List

CPU: Intel Core i5-6500 6MB ($204.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-H110M-A (rev. 1.0) ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: CORSAIR 16GB (2 x 8GB) Vengeance LPX ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: SAMSUNG 500GB 850 EVO MZ-75E500B/AM ($156.85 @ Amazon)
Total: $486.82
Price may include shipping, rebates, promotions, and tax
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I am either looking at buying from amazon due to having amazon prime, or Newegg because there is a shipping hub here in Memphis and I can pick the parts up from there and I do not have to pay the shipping costs. I am upgrading from an old 2500k build that is just getting old and can't keep stable overclocks anymore.

I went with a non-k cpu this time because I do not have the time to take the overclocking seriously.

Any critique on the build would be appreciated.
 

horrorshow

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How old is that Corsair PSU?

Also, up that DDR4 kit to at least 2666 (preferably 3000mhz). For the first in quite a while, Skylake CPU's actually take advantage of higher clock RAM.

EDIT: Nevermind, apparently the H110 chipset ONLY supports DDR4 2133.
 
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How old is that Corsair PSU?

Also, up that DDR4 kit to at least 2666 (preferably 3000mhz). For the first in quite a while, Skylake CPU's actually take advantage of higher clock RAM.

EDIT: Nevermind, apparently the H110 chipset ONLY supports DDR4 2133.

I got the psu when I got the video card. Maybe a year old tops
 
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