Solved First computer build - looking for a compatability check ? Tags: Computers Build Systems Last response: May 14, 2014 10:17 AM in Systems Share brogan65 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 More about : computer build compatability check Reply to brogan65 Best solution numanator 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. Reply to numanator Share brogan65 May 14, 2014 10:17:49 AM That's amazing thank you for all your help!! Reply to brogan65 m 0 l Ask the community Post an answer Related resources SolvedHi I'm looking to put together my first computer please check compatibility of parts Forum Solvedfirst time computer build (budget gaming beast). need compatibility check Forum SolvedFirst computer build compatibility check Forum First Build, $750, Looking to Check Compatibility Forum SolvedCompatability Check for First PC Build Forum Look my computer its the first I will build does it all check out Forum Computer build:first: Compatibility check? Forum SolvedFirst Time PC build: Final Compatability Check Forum First computer build compatibility check Forum Hello,I am building a computer for the first time. I would like to check to make sure all the parts are compatible, could Forum First Build Compatability Check / Advice & Suggestions Forum SolvedLooking for another set of eyes to check over my first build Forum SolvedCompatibility Check and PSU Recommendation (First Build) Forum SolvedFirst build Desktop Compatibility check Forum SolvedCompatibility check First PC build Forum SolvedBuilding First PC: Checking Part Compatability Forum First custom build with research from this site, need help looking over costs, effeciency, and compatability. Forum Looking to upgrade my graphics card, but need to check compatibility first Forum First build compatability check and opinions would be apriciated Forum First Time PC Build Compatability Check Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !