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1st build, need help checking the compatibliity of the components

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July 29, 2013 2:55:11 PM

Hi, community! These are parts that I'm planning to buy on newegg.com for my build:

Tower: Rosewill BLACKHAWK Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, come with Five Fans, window side panel, top HDD dock (url:http://)

Motherboard: ASUS Z87-PLUS LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard (url: http://)

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K Haswell 3.4GHz LGA 1150 84W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics BX80646I54670K (url: http://)

HDD: Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive (url:http://)

SSD: Plextor M5S Series PX-256M5S 2.5" 256GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) (url: http://)

GPU: ASUS GTX760-DC2OC-2GD5 GeForce GTX 760 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card (url:http://)

RAM: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model BLS2KIT4G3D1609DS1S00 (url: http://)

Power Supply: SeaSonic SSR-450RM 450W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply New 4th Gen CPU Certified Haswell Ready (link: http://)

DVD: ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM (link:http://)

Wireless networkcard: TBD

I'd like to mention that the majority, if not all, of these parts are a combination of parts based on ars technica guides (July 2013 edition+gaming bx edition).


Any comments, advises, concerns, and tips that'd help a first timer builder are appreciated! Thank you in advance!

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July 29, 2013 3:10:13 PM

Are they compatible? Everything except for your PSU. If you are getting that PSU, you will not be able to overclock anything, and even so it is cutting it close on the power. If you still want to get that PSU, don't bother spending money on a Z-series motherboard chip/K-series CPU.

Other than that, I would recommend Ivy Bridge over Haswell because it is better for overclocking, and you need to get an aftermarket CPU cooler for either. I'm not sure about that SSD/RAM, I always recommend WD over Seagate (based purely off of personal preference, nothing else).
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July 29, 2013 3:22:59 PM

Thanks for replying!

Ok, so how many watts should my ideal PSU be able to supply?

Also, I thought my tower comes with fans? Or the fans alone won't be able to keep the internal temperature down suitable for use, and that's why I need a CPU cooler?

Edit: Ok, how about this for my PSU? COOLER
MASTER GX Series RS750-ACAAD3-US 750W ATX12V v2.31 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply


Edit2: Welp I just ordered all the parts I mentioned in my first post with the cooler master PSU. Hopefully everything'll workout....
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