Solved Custom-Built PC Parts Compatibility (Please Help) Tags: help Compatibility pc parts Components first build Last response: November 10, 2013 2:23 AM in Components Share cameron532 November 10, 2013 12:49:12 AM 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_... OS: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - DVD, 64-bit, OEM http://www.techbuy.com.au/p/229029/OPERATING_SYSTEMS_WI...(WIN8.164BIT).asp OPTICAL DRIVE: ASUS DRW-24D3ST DVD Writer Drive - SATA, Bulk http://www.techbuy.com.au/p/227399/DVDROM_BLU-RAY_WRITE...(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_-... 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_115... 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... 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_L... CASE: CoolerMaster Elite 430 Midi-Tower Case - NO PSU, Black http://www.techbuy.com.au/p/147557/CASINGS_MIDI-TOWER/C... MONITOR: LG E2042TC LCD Monitor - Black http://www.techbuy.com.au/p/216567/MONITORS_20_LCD/LG/E... 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_GE... I would much appreciate your responses More about : custom built parts compatibility Best solution maurelie 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) Share cameron532 November 10, 2013 2:23:01 AM Thank you for your response! I will definitely look into this. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources [Solved-Mods please mark this thread as solved]Need help with Custom-built PC Forum Solvedplease help me make sure my parts for the pc would be fully compatible Forum SolvedAre these pc parts compatible? Please help! Forum SolvedFirst PC Build PLEASE HELP - Are my parts compatible? Forum SolvedAre These PC Parts Compatible? Help please! Forum Help Out a PC Newbie and Let me Know if these parts are compatible please. Forum SolvedI need help with a Gaming PC Build; Compatibility Inquiry. Please Help ASAP Forum SolvedNeed help with my parts choices for my first pc build please ! Forum SolvedBuilding my own PC for the first time, please help me decide good parts. 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