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I made a build and i was wondering if anyone can check the compatibility of the hardware

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July 31, 2014 10:58:54 AM

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/pcNrRB
Im new to pc building and just wanted to make sure this is good to go

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July 31, 2014 11:03:04 AM

That board does not support 2133 memory, change the memory to 1600 to go cheaper or change the mobo to pay more.

BTW what do you plan to do with it? i5-4590 is good enough for gaming with that card too, ofcourse you can get the other one still if you want, but gaming won't notice much.
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July 31, 2014 11:04:31 AM

What will you be doing on that build, gaming?
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July 31, 2014 11:08:53 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte G1.Sniper B5 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($82.79 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($87.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.91 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Superclocked ACX Video Card ($239.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: EVGA 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B3ST/BLK/G/AS DVD/CD Writer ($21.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: BenQ GL2460HM 60Hz 24.0" Monitor ($139.99 @ NCIX US)
Wireless Network Adapter: Rosewill RNX-N180UBE 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter ($18.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1004.61
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-31 14:08 EDT-0400
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July 31, 2014 11:11:11 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4590 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($89.66 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($76.50 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.91 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 280X 3GB TWIN FROZR Video Card ($279.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($13.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: BenQ GL2460HM 60Hz 24.0" Monitor ($139.99 @ NCIX US)
Wireless Network Adapter: Rosewill RNX-N180UBE 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter ($18.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $996.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-31 14:08 EDT-0400
This comes with a better GPU, and it's cheaper. If it's for gaming, this would benefit you more as I only slightly downgraded the processor. And the RAM is cheaper, so even if it will run at 1600Mhz, it doesn't matter.
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July 31, 2014 11:13:37 AM

Ytyoussef said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4590 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($89.66 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($76.50 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.91 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 280X 3GB TWIN FROZR Video Card ($279.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($13.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: BenQ GL2460HM 60Hz 24.0" Monitor ($139.99 @ NCIX US)
Wireless Network Adapter: Rosewill RNX-N180UBE 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter ($18.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $996.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-31 14:08 EDT-0400
This comes with a better GPU, and it's cheaper. If it's for gaming, this would benefit you more as I only slightly downgraded the processor. And the RAM is cheaper, so even if it will run at 1600Mhz, it doesn't matter.


This is exactly correct, however still needs to fix a little the ram.
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July 31, 2014 11:16:22 AM

What do you mean?
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July 31, 2014 11:19:02 AM

Ytyoussef said:
What will you be doing on that build, gaming?


Yes it will be used for gaming
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July 31, 2014 11:19:04 AM

Ytyoussef said:
What will you be doing on that build, gaming?


Yes it will be used for gaming
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July 31, 2014 11:26:32 AM

Then have a look at my build, it should be better for gaming.
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July 31, 2014 11:32:59 AM

Ytyoussef said:
What do you mean?


kjboeckman said:
Ytyoussef said:
What will you be doing on that build, gaming?


Yes it will be used for gaming


I mean this:

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/gsWH7P
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/gsWH7P/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4590 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($89.66 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital RE3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($53.00 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 280X 3GB TWIN FROZR Video Card ($279.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($13.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: BenQ GL2460HM 60Hz 24.0" Monitor ($139.99 @ NCIX US)
Wireless Network Adapter: Rosewill RNX-N180UBE 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter ($18.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1000.57
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-31 14:30 EDT-0400

Using 1600mhz ram which is COMPATIBLE with that board, the last one wasn't.
Also this build has the better GPU/CPU combination you used, the PSU you used was good too so I included it, and changed the HDD for an older Caviar Black which I personally trust more but the OP can choose to go back to seagate.

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July 31, 2014 11:36:52 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($76.50 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.91 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 280X 3GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($289.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cougar Solution (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-14 DVD/CD Writer ($12.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: BenQ GL2460HM 60Hz 24.0" Monitor ($139.99 @ NCIX US)
Wireless Network Adapter: Rosewill RNX-N180UBE 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter ($18.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1026.30
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-31 14:36 EDT-0400
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July 31, 2014 11:44:06 AM

Ok thanks guys you saved me some serious hassle. I will take all your advice into consideration!
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July 31, 2014 11:52:12 AM

Rubn_Alq, the motherboard does support 2133Mhz Ram, it just can't make it run at those speeds... And Blackbird's solution is better, if you can go higher than $1000.
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July 31, 2014 11:58:20 AM

Can I not use the stock CPU fan or do you think I should buy a better one?
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July 31, 2014 12:01:04 PM

The CPU in SR-1 Blackbird's build is overclockable, so if you ever need to overclock you will have that option, and the cooler is quieter, and will make your CPU run cooler.
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July 31, 2014 12:05:25 PM

Ok, i got ya. Thanks for the help!
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July 31, 2014 12:22:13 PM


What's the point in paying more for a ram when you can pay less for the same speed? that's why I said the ram was only a "little problem" and not a big one ;)  of course the final decition is allways the OP one.
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July 31, 2014 12:34:22 PM

Rubn_alq said:

What's the point in paying more for a ram when you can pay less for the same speed? that's why I said the ram was only a "little problem" and not a big one ;)  of course the final decition is allways the OP one.

The RAM I listed is cheaper than the one you listed in your build. ^^

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July 31, 2014 12:37:26 PM

So i put the RAM and motherboard blackbird suggested on gooeyGUI and it says "Motherboard does not support RAM 240 DDR3 2133".
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July 31, 2014 12:40:18 PM

Yes it does , you set the XMP profile in the BIOS.

The Asrock Z97 Pro 4 supports:
Memory Standard
DDR3 3100+(OC)/2933+(OC)/ 2800(OC)/2400(OC)/2133(OC)/1866(OC)/1600/1333/1066
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July 31, 2014 12:42:44 PM

Ok just making sure
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July 31, 2014 12:43:25 PM

Are you sure you didn't mix it up with what I posted with the h97 pro 4?
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July 31, 2014 1:40:17 PM

Ok, so yeah if you don't want to overclock, this works. And I don't have any info about this power supply (can't find any info or reviews), so I would recommend going with something else. The XFX I recommended earlier is non-modular, but it's better.
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July 31, 2014 2:03:43 PM

Ok i just saw on pcpartpicker it said it was unable to verify if the graphics card will fit in this case. Do you think that will be a problem?
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