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Custom-Built PC Parts Compatibility (Please Help)

Last response: in Components
November 10, 2013 12:49:12 AM


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:

Corsair 8GB (2 x 4GB) PC3-12800 1600MHz DDR3 RAM - 9-9-9-24 - Low Profile Vengeance Series

Microsoft Windows 8.1 - DVD, 64-bit, OEM

ASUS DRW-24D3ST DVD Writer Drive - SATA, Bulk

CoolerMaster 700W Thunder Series - ATX 12V v2.3, 120mm Fan, Intelligent Fan Speed Control
6x SATA, 4x PCI-E 6+2-Pin

Intel Core i7 4770 Quad Core CPU (3.40GHz - 3.90GHz Turbo, 350MHz-1.20GHz GPU) - LGA1150, 8MB Cache, 22nm, 84W

Seagate 2000GB (2TB) 7200rpm SATA-III 6Gbps HDD w. 64MB Cache (ST2000DM001) Barracuda JP

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

CoolerMaster Elite 430 Midi-Tower Case - NO PSU, Black

LG E2042TC LCD Monitor - Black

Gigabyte GeForce GTX660 - 2GB GDDR5 - (1098MHz, 6008MHz)
192-bit, 2xDVI, 1xHDMI, 1xDisplayPort, PCI-Ex16 v3.0, Fansink - Overclocked Edition

I would much appreciate your responses :wahoo: 

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November 10, 2013 2:18:33 AM

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)
November 10, 2013 2:23:01 AM

Thank you for your response! I will definitely look into this.