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Hi guys, Need help badly with my first computer build.

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June 3, 2014 2:41:48 AM

Hi there

This is a really big deal to me. Before this i wouldnt even clear the dust out of my laptop. but ive rose to this challenge and want to build my own gaming computer.

First of all. Budget ofcourse is everything. I want to be able to play World of warcraft on highest settings, And be okay for future gaming. I dont want to pay to much then i have to. Because i can always upgrade at a further date. From what ive read the motherboard and CPU are the most important then the GPU.

Ive thinking of buying -

MsiX 79A-GD45 8D Plus ATX Motherboard LGA 2011/Socket R
intel i7 4770K quad core 3.5ghz turbo 3.9ghz
Asus GeForce GTX 770 1058MHz 2GB PCI-Express 3.0 HDMI DirectCU II Graphics Card


So i want to know if the motherboard is good, And the cpu And if there all compatable? how would i know? I really want to OC and i really want a good GPU. and it to be fast.
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June 3, 2014 2:58:20 AM

Thanks for the reply,

What is the difference between them two?

And how would i be able to tell in future if things go together?
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June 3, 2014 3:10:51 AM

If you want to tell the compatibility of a cpu with a motherboard you must look at the motherboard socket and see if it is the same as the cpu eg. the motherboard you said originally had, a 2011 socket whilst your cpu was designed for an 1150 socket. The socket and compatibility list should be shown on any cpu/motherboard you buy just make sure you read about it. The more expensive motherboard has better on board audio and faster Ethernet but both motherboards are solid with latest chip set for other cpus' coming out later this year. Both motherboards are by gigabyte so all the features are the same but for the faster Ethernet and better on board audio. Hope this helped you out
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June 3, 2014 3:13:03 AM

and usually all gpus are compatible with pci 2.0 or 3.0 as long as the pci slot has x8 or above. On both these mobos you can do dual gpus if needed
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June 3, 2014 4:29:47 AM

Thank you for replying :) 

Okay so if i went with the igabyte GA-H97-D3H Motherboard i could easily have a nvidia 770 with the processor i choose.

Am i correct?
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June 3, 2014 4:34:09 AM

As the 770 requires a Bus TypePCI Express 3.0 x16

do i need to look for a PCI x16 on the motherboard?

Also with the
Gigabyte Ga-h97-d3h Motherboard GA-H97-D3H

ive noticed it only has one 16 slot?
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June 3, 2014 1:55:15 PM

These parts are great. Good luck building your system!
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June 3, 2014 2:17:05 PM

I literally just brought my case and motherboard :)  im so excited

Only things im stuck on is how to know what wattage? Thinking of things i need do you know a guide by chance?
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June 4, 2014 12:13:20 AM

Get the tdp of gpu an cpu and add togethrr and add an extera 100-300watt since you have a gtx 780 and i7 I would say an 900watt bronze for extera over clocks and vaults or a 750 gold rated psu
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