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January 4, 2014 2:13:57 PM

Hello everybody! I am on the brink of purchasing all of my components right now and I just need to double check that they are all compatible before I run into a problem. I am a first time builder and have researched hard so that I know what to do. However, I feel the need to run my components past you guys before making any final decisions. The components are linked down below:

CPU: http://www.ebuyer.com/393558-intel-core-i3-3240-3-40ghz...

Motherboard: http://www.ebuyer.com/386271-gigabyte-ga-z77-ds3h-socke...

GPU: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Gigabyte-NVIDIA-GTX660-PCI-E-Gr...

RAM: http://www.crucial.com/uk/store/partspecs.aspx?IMODULE=...

Optical Drive: http://www.pixmania.co.uk/internal-dvd-rewriter/lg-gh24...

Hard Drive: http://www.dabs.com/products/wd-1tb-blue-sata-6gb-s-720...

Case: http://www.dabs.com/products/gigabyte-gz-g2-gaming-case...

PSU: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00ALK1GFC/?tag=pcp0f-21

Thanks for the continued support and I really do appreciate this community and am very grateful for the help you have provided me with this build! :-)
January 4, 2014 3:38:21 PM

Yep, everything seems to be in order, although that is a bit of a weak processor compared to ur gpu.
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January 4, 2014 4:24:32 PM

Yeah, the CPU is one of the area's where I cut costs, as it is not the most important thing that contributes to fps in-game, whereas the gpu has a major impact. I have a very tight budget and have already gone past it by £8, that's as far as I can push it. Is the system totally compatible? I cant afford any errors here. Thanks
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January 4, 2014 7:18:29 PM

Dont buy the stuff yet, everything is compatible but what games do u plan to play? I would recommend this version of the build.
A more powerful graphics card for a lower price
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
For a cpu with more power
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
then a motherboard to fit it
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
That chip has overclocking potential and six cores so it should please u.
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January 4, 2014 7:22:02 PM

U have an aftermarket cooler?
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January 4, 2014 7:22:03 PM

I would wait some time when u have 30$ around and get a 212 evo
or u could build with current cooler and buy it later
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January 4, 2014 8:36:52 PM

What is your total budget?
You can probably get a better build for the price.

Edit: Seeing as you have around a 500 pound budget after adding all of your components up, here's what I would recommend:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor (£82.49 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£66.72 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£59.99 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£42.00 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 270 2GB Video Card (£137.31 @ Dabs)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£38.65 @ Scan.co.uk)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply (£57.67 @ Dabs)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£13.18 @ Scan.co.uk)
Total: £498.01
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-05 04:44 GMT+0000)

-Stronger processor.
-Overclockable in the future when you add an aftermarket cpu cooler.
-Better quality case.
-Stronger gpu.
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January 5, 2014 5:27:38 AM

Sorry for the late response guys! I want to play games such as bf4, need for speed rivals and generally games like that. As far as the processor goes, I am going to upgrade it to an i7-2500K later in the year when I have more cash available I have never worked with AMD components before, so I would prefer to stick with intel/NVidia for this one. The specs I have chosen meet the recommended for bf4 so I am happy with it. I can't purchase off newegg as it is based in the US, and I am on the other side of the Atlantic! I just wanted to make sure that everything was compatible. Thanks guys!
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January 5, 2014 10:13:06 AM

You don't be able to play bf4 very well with the GTX 660. I would go for the R9-270 because it's stronger and it supports mantle which bf4 is going to utilize very soon.
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January 5, 2014 11:08:47 AM

Yes its compatible.
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