i have an i5 2400 processor, gigabyte ga-768a-d3h-b3 motherboard and a 700w psu and 8 gig ram and am planning to get a r9 280x and was wondering what the best processor would be and if its all compatible.
I mostly plan to use it for gaming.
Motherboard yes. I would need the make and the model of the PSU to give a solid answer. If its a decent quality PSU then it should be fine but if its a low quality PSU running it with a 280x may put the system at risk.
It's still a very bad psu. I would suggest replacing it, it can't even hit 400w on the 12v rail which is extremely poor for a supposed 700w unit. Get something 550w or larger from tier 1 or 2(a or b). You can go tier 3 if you have no other choice but avoid anything in tiers 4 and 5. http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1804779/power-su...