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October 14, 2013 1:55:40 PM

I am in the middle of selecting all the hardware for building my own custom desktop PC. I wanted to ask more experienced people if the stuff I picked would be compatible with one another and if I am making good choices. This is my first time trying to make my own PC by the way. So i may have made a few newbie mistakes in equipment choices.

Motherboard:
ASUS Z87-DELUXE/DUAL Socket 1150 Intel Z87 Chipset
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CPU:
Intel Core i7-4770K Quad-Core Desktop Processor 3.5 GHZ 8 MB Cache BX80646I74770K
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For specs

GPU:
AMD Radeon HD 7970 OC 3GB GDDR5 DVI-I/HDMI/2x Mini-Displayport PCI-E 3.0 Graphics Card GV-R797OC-3GD
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RAM DDR3 32GB:
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http://www.crucial.com/store/partspecs.aspx?IMODULE=BLS...
http://www.crucial.com/store/partspecs.aspx?IMODULE=BLS...

Im not sure which one would be better or if there is a real difference performance wise.

Hard Drive:
Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive
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CD Readers/Writers:
http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=3...

I just picked it at first glance, I didn't do any real research into it. Is there anything i should be looking for such as compatibility issues and such?

Computer Tower:
http://www.amazon.com/Xion-Performance-Meshed-Tower-XON...

Is there anything i need to look for in a case or is it all just preference?

Power Supply 850 Watt
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Thanks in advance, I really appreciate the help.

I think its big enough. I do want to have a bit of a free area for upgrades and such. If i calculated wrong please let me know.

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October 14, 2013 2:06:46 PM

Good build, I'd suggest changing the DRAM to the Snipers, cost less and they are better sticks

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Also will prob want a CPU cooler (look at the Hyper 212 EVO about $35), need an OS and may want to look to a SSD for OS and apps if budget permits
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October 14, 2013 3:07:49 PM

Tradesman1 said:
Good build, I'd suggest changing the DRAM to the Snipers, cost less and they are better sticks

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Also will prob want a CPU cooler (look at the Hyper 212 EVO about $35), need an OS and may want to look to a SSD for OS and apps if budget permits


Thanks for the response and advice! I love the look of those sticks. I also added that cooler to my list of things to get. I was thinking of getting windows 7 which is what im used to using on my current computer.
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October 14, 2013 3:39:06 PM

Sounds like a plan, let me know how it goes ;) 
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