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August 31, 2013 9:47:00 AM

Hello everyone!
I have visited this forum a thousand times for numerous issues, but this time I have a question of my own. First of all, excuse me for any language mistakes I make, I am not a native speaker.
Thing is, I am planning to buy a new gaming budget rig. Here are the parts so far:

CPU: AMD AM3+ FX-8350 Box (FD8350FRHKBOX)
MoBo: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3 Mod SoAM3+ GBT (970/ATX)
PSU: XFX Core Edition PRO550W P1-550S-XXB9
GPU: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 - GHz Edition
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB WD10EZEX 7200rpm 64MB
RAM: G.Skill DIMM 8 GB DDR3-1600 Kit (F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus + Window (RC-431P-KWN2)
DVD: CD DVRW Samsung SH-224BB/BEBE

I'm sorry for posting so many details, but since I am from Greece, i don't know if the versions of the items available here are the same around the globe.

So, here are my questions:

1) Will the motherboard have any compatibility issues with the other parts (e.g. CPU/RAM)? I have read many articles stating OCing issues with this mobo.

2) Is the PSU good enough for this system?

3) Will this case (or any midi-case for that matter) fit these parts, or do I have to look specifically at the dimensions? (Note: I will be buying a cooler for the CPU later this year, for OCing purposes).

4) Recommended cooler for this CPU (for oc purposes)?

5) What's your opinion about the build in general? Over here I will get it for about 700€.

6) (changed) I am between these monitors:
LG 23EA53V
LG 23EA63V
LG 24EA53VQ (24")
They are about the same price (the 24" about 10€ more than the others)
Which one would you suggest?
(I care more for quality than for size, that's why I am not going straight for the 24", I am having a hard time going through LG's site and comparing them)


I am sorry for the length of my question, it's true that I have been looking into the best rig I can get for some time, and I thought i should ask the pros.
Thanks to everyone that will spare their time to help me!

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August 31, 2013 10:58:09 AM

Go to pcpartpicker.com. They have an amazing compatibility filter that hides products that wont work together, and an estimated watts amount in the corner of the page to tell you how mush power you would be using with the current build options.
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August 31, 2013 1:00:37 PM

Jacob McIntosh said:
Go to pcpartpicker.com. They have an amazing compatibility filter that hides products that wont work together, and an estimated watts amount in the corner of the page to tell you how mush power you would be using with the current build options.

Thanks for the link, I added the parts and it seems that the compatibility is OK and the PSU is more than enough (~400W needed at max by the system).
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