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Building gaming PC. Could anyone check the part compatibility?

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July 7, 2014 7:33:48 AM

Hi guys.
Since this is my first DIY-desktop I would like to get a second opinion on the part compatibility so I don't <mess> up.

The specs are:

Mobo:
ASUS MAXIMUS VII RANGER - Motherboard - ATX - LGA1150 Socket - Z97 - USB 3.0 - Gigabit LAN

GPU:
ASUS GTX750TI-OC-2GD5 - OC Edition - GPU - GF GTX 750 Ti - 2 GB GDDR5 - PCI Express 3.0 x16

CPU:
Intel Core i5 4670 - 3.4 GHz - 4 cores - 6 MB cache - LGA1150 Socket

Soundcard:
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio - 24 bit - 96 kHz - 7.1 - PCIe

RAM:
2x
Kingston ValueRAM - DDR3 - 4 GB - DIMM 240-pin - 1333 MHz / PC3-10600 - CL9 - 1.5 V

Optical drive:
ASUS DRW 24F1ST - Disk drev - DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM - 16x/16x/5x - Serial ATA - internal - 5.25"

PSU:
Corsair VS550 - PSU - ATX12V 2.3/ EPS12V - AC 200-240 V - 550 Watt

CPU Cooler:
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo - ( Socket 775, Socket 1156, Socket AM2, Socket AM2+, Socket 136

Hard drive:
Toshiba DT01ACA100 - 1 TB - internal - 3.5" - SATA-600 - 7200 rpm

Case:
Cooler Master HAF X - Bigtower - ATX ( ATX / PS/2 ) - black - USB/FireWire/Audio/E-SATA

This costs 7k DKK or 1278.85 USD

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July 7, 2014 7:49:28 AM

Make the processor to i5 4690K the devil's canyon. As it is unlocked and highly overclockable to around 5ghz, Newly launched in june.
Change RAM to corsair vengance 4gb.
And don't buy cheap corsair PSUs, have bad reputation for using cheap parts. Why to risk all components with a cheap psu. And get a semi modular PSU.
Rest is all good.
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July 7, 2014 7:58:54 AM

Your motherboard seems over kill for such system, especially if you don't ever intend to overclock. An unlocked chip such as the 'K' version of 4670 would be much better investment.
A motherboard like this ASUS SABERTOOTH Z97 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
or this ASUS Z97-A LGA http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
or even this is more the enough for most people. GIGABYTE GA-Z97X-SLI http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Definitly get more then 4Gb ram. 8Gb is standard now and comes in really handy.
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July 7, 2014 9:45:20 AM

harry_r_s said:
Make the processor to i5 4690K the devil's canyon. As it is unlocked and highly overclockable to around 5ghz, Newly launched in june.
Change RAM to corsair vengance 4gb.
And don't buy cheap corsair PSUs, have bad reputation for using cheap parts. Why to risk all components with a cheap psu. And get a semi modular PSU.
Rest is all good.


Hi, which power supply would you recommend? Say within a 100-200 USD range.
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a b 4 Gaming
July 7, 2014 9:54:54 AM

1polo1 said:


Hi, which power supply would you recommend? Say within a 100-200 USD range.


CM V650 . Its semi modular.
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July 7, 2014 11:45:46 AM

Thanks for all the help, I appreciate it very much.
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