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Are my parts compatible with each other and is my psu sufficient if I want to overclock?

Hi, I am building my very first computer, but before I do that, I want to know whether all my parts are compatible and are also very good for my budget of $750. Adding to that, I would like to know whether my psu will be sufficient if I choose to overclock the pc. So, here is my list.


Case- Rosewill Challenger- $50

Video card- Sapphire Radeon hd 7870- $220

Motherboard- Msi LGA1155 Intel H77- $83

Ram-Corsair Vengeance Blue 8gb Ram- $53

Hard Drive- Seagate Barracuda 500 gb- $57

I5 3470k- $200

Corsair Builder Series 600w- $58

Samsung DVD Burner- $18

LG 47" LM 6700 3d Led Tv

Thank you for your assistance.
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  1. Parts look compatible, psu should be plenty, but to overclock, you'll want a Z77 motherboard, an aftermarket cpu cooler, and an i5-3570K (i5-3470 isn't available in K series)
  2. You'd be fine with a 550w power supply and overclocking, but I'd highly, highly recommend getting a 7870 XT. It's only $5 more, and will beat the snot out of a normal 7870.

    (But like mentioned, you need a z77 motherboard and a 3570k if you want to overclock your CPU. You'll also need an aftermarket cooler - I suggest the Hyper 212 EVO.)
  3. Nvm I'll build one
  4. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks
    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77-DS3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($104.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.98 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 320GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($55.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($219.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Rosewill Challenger-U3 ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $784.89 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.) (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-25 22:54 EDT-0400)

    This 600W was the same price as the 500W so I got it.
  5. Best answer
    Here I built you a decent system, although it is $80 over budget the performance will make it worth it!
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/MfHR

    Hope you like it! :)
  6. thx for your help, I was really confused when I picking out my parts :)
  7. You're welcome, no prob :)
  8. Again, I'm going to reiterate that you REALLY want to get a 7870 XT.

    It's basically the same price and WAY better.
  9. DarkSable said:
    Again, I'm going to reiterate that you REALLY want to get a 7870 XT.

    It's basically the same price and WAY better.


    Where can I get it for around the same price, cause on newegg the price is up 20 bucks from the normal 7870
  10. pcperson7 said:


    By the way, do you think I should take a nvidia card instead of amd?
  11. http://pcpartpicker.com/parts/video-card/#c=82,110,124&sort=a5

    Lowest price for regular 7870 is $219.99, lowest price for 7870 XT is $239.99. Both better than the lowest price listed at Amazon.
  12. Re: Nvidia vs AMD:

    Well, If you are in budget constraints or not using physX/3d games go AMD.
    Otherwise go Nvidia, also Nvidia is probably supported by more games and generally preferred.

    I personally would go with either a gtx 670 OR a 7970, since it's only $100 more, but gives you the performance of a card which is more than $200 more.
  13. Where can I find a 660 ti for $220? I looked everywhere and couldn't find one.
  14. Don't get 660 ti, it's not worth it's price, if you're looking at a660 ti, just spend the extra $$'s and get a 670.
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