Need Compatibility Confirmation!

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-skt1155-3mb-cache-boxed-bx80637i33240?utm_source=google&utm_medium=products&gclid=CN-E-J3v2LsCFRSWtAodci4Aeg

Motherboard: http://www.ebuyer.com/386271-gigabyte-ga-z77-ds3h-socket-1155-vga-dvi-hdmi-7-1-channel-audio-atx-motherboard-ga-z77-ds3h

GPU: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Gigabyte-NVIDIA-GTX660-PCI-E-Graphics/dp/B0099AOAUI/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1388188609&sr=8-3&keywords=nvidia+geforce+gtx+660ti

RAM: http://www.crucial.com/uk/store/partspecs.aspx?IMODULE=CT102464BA160B

Optical Drive: http://www.pixmania.co.uk/internal-dvd-rewriter/lg-gh24nsb0-black-internal-dvd-player-writer/21796121-a.html?ectrans=1&gclid=CITzvv_x2LsCFTDMtAodTyEAxQ#key=aUd7cDIRb2tQXiNUBT8BVHdGRXIpMyUTZmwRNXFAYU5%2Bd0p8aWddViZWdU8MXntMQ3NfWQ%3D%3D&merch=1&srcid=11270&nopo

Hard Drive: http://www.dabs.com/products/wd-1tb-blue-sata-6gb-s-7200rpm-64mb-3-5--hard-drive-8757.html?utm_source=google&utm_medium=ppc%20product%20search&utm_content=Q200&utm_campaign=Components%20and%20Storage%20-%20Hard%20Drives%20-%20Internal%20Hard%20Drives&origin=p

Case: http://www.dabs.com/products/gigabyte-gz-g2-gaming-case-with-2-front-fans-7YWL.html?utm_source=google&utm_medium=ppc%20product%20search&utm_content=Q200&utm_campaign=Components%20and%20Storage%20-%20Cases,%20Cooling%20and%20Power%20-%20Cases&origin=pla

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! :-)
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  1. Yep, everything seems to be in order, although that is a bit of a weak processor compared to ur gpu.
  2. 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
  3. 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=N82E16814131546
    For a cpu with more power
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113286
    then a motherboard to fit it
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131872
    That chip has overclocking potential and six cores so it should please u.
  4. U have an aftermarket cooler?
  5. 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
  6. 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.
  7. 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!
  8. 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.
  9. Yes its compatible.
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