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Are the pc components that i have chosen compatible with eachother?

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August 16, 2013 5:07:07 AM

I'm going to order these parts in a few days if they're compatible, so could anyone tell me if they are please?


GPU: XFX 7870 2GB

Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+

Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM

Case: Thermaltake Commander MS/I Snow Edition (White/Black) ATX Mid Tower

Power supply: XFX 550W ATX12V / EPS12V

Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600(Will upgrade in future)

Optical drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer

Operating system: Windows 8 OEM 64bit

And if they're compatible, what do i do if i get a bad mobo, bad ram or something, and i'm not sure that it came DOA, Is there a piece of equipment that i can buy, that will tell me the problem of my PC when building if a problem arises? Or ways to check when they come?
August 16, 2013 5:22:37 AM

you could always upgrade your CPU to a 8320, its only like $15-20 in difference, also I would get a different type of Storage, a Caviar Black. One

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August 16, 2013 5:24:02 AM

They are compatible. If one (or more) of your parts don't work in the 1st 30 days, return them to where you bought from for refund/replacement. After 30 days, you will have to deal with each components manufacturer and their warranty program vis their RMA process.

As far as building and troubleshooting,there are a number of guides here (and elsewhere) and lots of videos available on youtube and the like.