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1st PC Build, could use some advice about compatability

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June 11, 2013 1:19:16 PM

This is my first time building a custom PC, and I could use some advice. Basically, I came up with these parts for it, and I need to know if they are compatible. I believe they are, but I want to know for sure.

Motherboard: ASUS Z87 PRO DDR3 1600 LGA 1156 Motherboard
processor: Intel Core i7-4770k Quad-core Desktop Processor 3.9 GHZ 8 MB Cache
Graphics Processor: EVGA GeForec GTX 780 3GB GDDR5 384bit
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory
primary drive: Samsung MZ-7TD250BW 840 Series Solid State Drive (SSD) 250 GB Sata 2.5-Inch
secondary drive: WD Green 2 TB Desktop Hard Drive: 3.5 inch, SATA III, 64 MB Cache
Disk Drive: ASUS BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS 12 x Blu Ray Internal Burner Drive With Disc Encryption
sound card: ASUS XONAR D1 -7.1 Channel PCI Audio Card Sound Card
power supply: Corsair Enthusiast Series 850-Watt
cpu cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO - CPU cooler With 120mm PWM Fan
case: Thermaltlake Chaser MK-1 VN300M1W2N No PS Full Tower Case (Black)
Operating System: Windows 8 Pro

I appreciate any help in advance, Thanks!
June 11, 2013 1:42:34 PM

madmike729 said:
This is my first time building a custom PC, and I could use some advice. Basically, I came up with these parts for it, and I need to know if they are compatible. I believe they are, but I want to know for sure.

Motherboard: ASUS Z87 PRO DDR3 1600 LGA 1156 Motherboard
processor: Intel Core i7-4770k Quad-core Desktop Processor 3.9 GHZ 8 MB Cache
Graphics Processor: EVGA GeForec GTX 780 3GB GDDR5 384bit
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory
primary drive: Samsung MZ-7TD250BW 840 Series Solid State Drive (SSD) 250 GB Sata 2.5-Inch
secondary drive: WD Green 2 TB Desktop Hard Drive: 3.5 inch, SATA III, 64 MB Cache
Disk Drive: ASUS BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS 12 x Blu Ray Internal Burner Drive With Disc Encryption
sound card: ASUS XONAR D1 -7.1 Channel PCI Audio Card Sound Card
power supply: Corsair Enthusiast Series 850-Watt
cpu cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO - CPU cooler With 120mm PWM Fan
case: Thermaltlake Chaser MK-1 VN300M1W2N No PS Full Tower Case (Black)
Operating System: Windows 8 Pro

I appreciate any help in advance, Thanks!


Don't get a Corsair Enthusiast series power supply, get a HX or AX series. Also, the motherboard isn't compatible; the processor is 1150 socket not 1156. Also, unless you do video rendering, the 4670k is sufficient.
Also, get dual MSI Lightning 770's with the money saved from the processor, and don't bother with the 780. :) 
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June 11, 2013 1:51:17 PM

dannyboy2233 said:
the motherboard isn't compatible; the processor is 1150 socket not 1156.


I think it's a typo and the mobo really is a 1150 socket.
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June 11, 2013 1:52:47 PM

csf60 said:
dannyboy2233 said:
the motherboard isn't compatible; the processor is 1150 socket not 1156.


I think it's a typo and the mobo really is a 1150 socket.


It can't hurt to make sure anyway :) 
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June 11, 2013 7:41:45 PM

madmike729 said:
dannyboy2233 said:


I'd recommend the Gigabyte UD3H/GD65 over that Asus.


What's better about that motherboard over the Asus one?



The same thing for $30-$40 cheaper.
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June 12, 2013 1:31:40 AM

dannyboy2233 said:
madmike729 said:
dannyboy2233 said:


I'd recommend the Gigabyte UD3H/GD65 over that Asus.


What's better about that motherboard over the Asus one?



The same thing for $30-$40 cheaper.


It's definately not the same thing. The Asus has better audio and wifi, whereas the UD3H doesn't have wifi.
The OP just has to think if he needs the better audio and wifi for that price premium
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June 12, 2013 7:53:28 AM

csf60 said:
dannyboy2233 said:
madmike729 said:
dannyboy2233 said:


I'd recommend the Gigabyte UD3H/GD65 over that Asus.


What's better about that motherboard over the Asus one?



The same thing for $30-$40 cheaper.


It's definately not the same thing. The Asus has better audio and wifi, whereas the UD3H doesn't have wifi.
The OP just has to think if he needs the better audio and wifi for that price premium


I'm assuming @OP was going to get an aftermarket WiFi anyway; the stock ones don't tend to be great, in most peoples' opinions.
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