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Custom-Built PC Parts Compatibility (Please Help)

Hi,

I am looking at building a desktop PC but i'm not 100% sure if the parts I have chosen are compatible with each other. This is also my first time building a computer. I will be using this PC mostly for gaming.

BUDGET: $1,600 - $1,650

PC Specs:

RAM:
Corsair 8GB (2 x 4GB) PC3-12800 1600MHz DDR3 RAM - 9-9-9-24 - Low Profile Vengeance Series
http://www.techbuy.com.au/p/173132/MEMORY_MEMORY_DDR-3_RAM/Corsair/CML8GX3M2A1600C9.asp

OS:
Microsoft Windows 8.1 - DVD, 64-bit, OEM
http://www.techbuy.com.au/p/229029/OPERATING_SYSTEMS_WINDOWS/Microsoft/WN7-00614(WIN8.164BIT).asp

OPTICAL DRIVE:
ASUS DRW-24D3ST DVD Writer Drive - SATA, Bulk
http://www.techbuy.com.au/p/227399/DVDROM_BLU-RAY_WRITERS_-_INTERNAL/ASUS/DRW-24D3ST(BULK).asp

PSU:
CoolerMaster 700W Thunder Series - ATX 12V v2.3, 120mm Fan, Intelligent Fan Speed Control
6x SATA, 4x PCI-E 6+2-Pin
http://www.techbuy.com.au/p/219560/POWERSUPPLIES_700W_-_799W/CoolerMaster/RS700-ACABD3.asp

CPU:
Intel Core i7 4770 Quad Core CPU (3.40GHz - 3.90GHz Turbo, 350MHz-1.20GHz GPU) - LGA1150, 8MB Cache, 22nm, 84W
http://www.techbuy.com.au/p/222757/CPU_INTEL_SOCKET_1150_PROCESSORS/Intel/BX80646I74770.asp

HDD:
Seagate 2000GB (2TB) 7200rpm SATA-III 6Gbps HDD w. 64MB Cache (ST2000DM001) Barracuda JP
http://www.techbuy.com.au/p/184267/HDD_INTERNAL_SATA-II_DRIVES/Seagate/ST2000DM001.asp

MOTHERBOARD:
ASUS Z87-PLUS Motherboard
LGA1150, Z87, 4xDDR3-1600, 2xPCI-Ex16 v3.0, 1xPCI-Ex16 v2.0, 1xPCI-Ex1 v2.0, 2xPCI, 8xSATA-III, RAID, 1xGigLAN, 8Chl-HD, USB3.0, VGA, DVI, HDMI, Mini-DisplayPort, ATX
http://www.techbuy.com.au/p/222856/MOTHERBOARD_SOCKET_LGA1150/ASUS/Z87-PLUS.asp

CASE:
CoolerMaster Elite 430 Midi-Tower Case - NO PSU, Black
http://www.techbuy.com.au/p/147557/CASINGS_MIDI-TOWER/CoolerMaster/RC-430-KWN1.asp

MONITOR:
LG E2042TC LCD Monitor - Black
http://www.techbuy.com.au/p/216567/MONITORS_20_LCD/LG/E2042TC-BN.AAU.asp

GPU:
Gigabyte GeForce GTX660 - 2GB GDDR5 - (1098MHz, 6008MHz)
192-bit, 2xDVI, 1xHDMI, 1xDisplayPort, PCI-Ex16 v3.0, Fansink - Overclocked Edition
http://www.techbuy.com.au/p/205978/VIDEOCARDS_NVIDIA_GEFORCE_6_VIDEOCARDS/Gigabyte/GV-N660OC-2GD.asp

I would much appreciate your responses :wahoo:
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  1. Best answer
    i7 is overkill for gaming, here is something to consider

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($265.00 @ PLE Computers)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($39.00 @ Mwave Australia)
    Motherboard: Asus Z87-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($205.00 @ CPL Online)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($115.00 @ CPL Online)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.00 @ PLE Computers)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($369.00 @ PCCaseGear)
    Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($125.00 @ PCCaseGear)
    Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($109.00 @ PLE Computers)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($22.00 @ PCCaseGear)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) ($115.00 @ CPL Online)
    Monitor: Asus VE247H 23.6" Monitor ($175.00 @ Mwave Australia)
    Total: $1606.00
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-10 21:17 EST+1100)
  2. Thank you for your response! I will definitely look into this.
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