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October 15, 2013 8:41:33 PM

I live in Canada, and I'm looking to build a gaming pc using (hopefully) just newegg.ca, also considering using tigerdirect.ca and amazon.ca but thinking just one site for ease of use.

Here is my current hypothetical build. Just wondering if it will all work/fit.

Parts in no particular order.

Monitor: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682... $210
Case: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... $140
RAM: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682... $170
SSD: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682... $224
HDD: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682... $100
Sound Card: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682... $140
PSU: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... $335
MB: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... $170
CPU: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... $340
GPU: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... $700
CPU Cooler: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1683... $40

Extra's I would possibly like looking into:

Extra Case Fans: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1683... $30
One would be kept away as a just in case extra.

Fan Controller: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... $24
4 case fans + 1 CPU Fan + 1 extra hotswap fan

Are there any forseeable issues with this build? As I am going off of almost 4 straight days of research on the internet and in PCGamer magazine, and have never honestly built a PC, I would imagine it isn't the most elegant build. I just want to see if this would all fit together in the case and work together or is there some fatal flaw in the build plan? I believe the build works out to $2623 CAD.

Any possible input, suggestions, and opinions would be greatly appreciated.

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October 15, 2013 8:45:13 PM

Your motherboard and cpu are not compatible. You have a 1150 cpu selected, and a 1155 motherboard.
Here is the 1150 version of that same motherboard
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October 15, 2013 8:46:24 PM

Your motherboard does not support your CPU. Just wait for a second and I'll try to provide you with another motherboard.

edit: Here you go: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... It supports SLI and 4th gen Intel CPUs. Perfect for your build.
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October 15, 2013 9:21:14 PM

jimthenagual said:
Your motherboard and cpu are not compatible. You have a 1150 cpu selected, and a 1155 motherboard.
Here is the 1150 version of that same motherboard

So other than that oversight on my part, is there any other obvious problems with the build? my biggest concern being all the parts fitting in my chosen case and are there enough PCIe/PCIe16x slots on the mobo for the sound card and videocard and such. as well as possible cooling issues
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October 15, 2013 9:27:10 PM

My critique of your build would be that you could save yourself some money if you wanted to. Your PSU is an amazing one, maybe the best there is, but do you really need it? The sound card, do you really need it? Most people are fine with the integrated sound on their high end motherboards. You could save that money and get a larger high res monitor for example.

It's also an awkward time to buy a graphics card as the price of nvidia is supposed to drop with the release of AMD's 'new' cards.
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