First PC Build Compatability

Here is my list.

I am building it for gaming. I'm impressed with this motherboard but not sure 100% if the memory is compatible. There will be no overclocking at the moment.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1lzNV
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CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($279.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-DELUXE/DUAL ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($329.49 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($166.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Red 2TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($104.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($654.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Cooler Master HAF XM (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($94.00 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Cooler Master V850 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($124.00 @ Amazon)
Other: Seagate 600 Series ST240HM000 2.5" 240GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) ($199.99)
Total: $2164.42
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-28 11:52 EDT-0400)
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  2. if gaming is the main thing its for, i dont believe you need an i7 or 16 gb of ram

    while i dont necessarily know ram so well, is there a particular reason why you want that type? if not you could always just get some that you know will be compatible

    unless you want 2 tb, why not get a 1 tb wd black 7200 rpm for less money? its faster i think

    i didnt really have time to take a look at the motherboard, but do you need a $340 mobo for anything particular? especially since you wont overclock right now? could probably get something else great for cheaper

    and, did you mention if you need peripherals?
  3. mc962 said:
    if gaming is the main thing its for, i dont believe you need an i7 or 16 gb of ram

    while i dont necessarily know ram so well, is there a particular reason why you want that type? if not you could always just get some that you know will be compatible

    unless you want 2 tb, why not get a 1 tb wd black 7200 rpm for less money?
    its faster i think

    i didnt really have time to take a look at the motherboard, but do you need a $340 mobo for anything particular? especially since you wont overclock right now? could probably get something else great for cheaper

    and, did you mention if you need peripherals?


    No I don't any peripherals right now. I chose that memory because I figured it would be faster and it runs at 1.5 volts. I also chose a 2 tb hard drive because of more storage space. The motherboard I chose is because it has great features along with a faster CPU core i7 haswell. This computer will also be used for other tasks other than gaming such as workstation use. Thank you
  4. I will go with a 7200 rpm hd. The motherboard says if I want to run the 2133 ram then I have to overclock or would 1600 ram be okay with gaming and also will that work with the video card I'm choosing?. I'm guess I have to set the clock speed for the ram in the bios I don't have the money for water cooling right now so will that produce extra heat? Does that mean that the CPU needs over clocked because of the ram?
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