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First computer build - looking for a compatability check ?

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May 14, 2014 8:00:19 AM

Ok so I'm looking for a computer around $1000 (or cheaper if possible) for light gaming, college work and watching movies.
I was looking at getting:
-CPU: Intel Core i5 3.40Ghz 1150 socket
-Mobo: Gigabyte GA-Z87MX-D3H LGA1150 Micro ATX
-PSU: Corsair 430W Builder CX 80 - Bronze ATX
-GPU: XFM AMD Radeon R5 230 625MHz 1GB PCI-Express 3.0 HDMI
-Drive: Akasa 3.5" Internal 6-slot Multicard reader with B/tooth
-Drive: LiteOn 12x BD-RW Blu-Ray re-writer SATA
Fan: CoolerMaster Seidon 120V Water Cooloing 120 Radiator 1x 120 PWM Fan
-Fan: CoolerMaster SickleFlow 120 Blue LED Fan 120mm 2000RPM
-RAM: Crucial 8GB DDR3 1333MHz Memory
-H Drive: Seagate 2TB Barracuda Hard Drive
-SSD: Crucial 240GB M500 SSD
-Case: New CoolerMaster Elite 430 RC-430-KWNI ATX mid Tower Case
-WIFI Card: PCIe Wireless N Adapter

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May 14, 2014 8:44:34 AM

Everything is compatible (what version of the i5 are you planning? i5-4670k or i5 4670 or i5 4570?) but i would make a few changes:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.29 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H87-D3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($101.39 @ Mwave)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial M500 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($119.99 @ Adorama)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($83.97 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 270 2GB Double Dissipation Video Card ($156.67 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 220 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Mwave)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($47.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: LG UH12NS29 Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($54.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WN881ND 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($18.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $913.25
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-14 11:44 EDT-0400)

Dont really need the fans but that is your choice.
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May 14, 2014 10:17:49 AM

That's amazing thank you for all your help!!
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