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I'm new to building pc's can you guys tell me if all my parts are compatible

Case: NZXT S340 Steel ATX Mid Tower Case
GPU: MSI Geforce GTX 970 Gaming 4G
PSU: Corsair AXi series AX860i 850w
Ram: Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB 2x8GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3L 1600
CPU: Intel Core I7-4790K Devil's Canyon Quad-Core 4.0GGhz LGA 1150
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO with 120mm PWM fan
Mobo: MSI B85-G43 Gaming LGA 1150 Intel B85 HDMI Sata 6GB/s USB 3.0 Atx Intel Motherboard
Storage: WD 1TB Blue
Also anyone wanna recommend me some parts that would make this cheaper but not effect performance keep in mind I want a red themed build
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  1. What's your budget and where are you from? Also, what resolution is the monitor?
  2. BadActor said:
    What's your budget and where are you from? Also, what resolution is the monitor?


    My monitor is 1080p and my budget is 1k-2k I could get a better monitor I just need to know does Hz and response time really matter if your not playing competitively also almost forgot I'm from the US and I already have a 750W psu would that work for this build
  3. There is not per-say a compatibility issue, but there is some mismatched items.

    You have a near budget level motherboard and a high end overclockable CPU. The motherboard is not going to have the quality VRMs to support a good overclock. Thus you either need to increase funds on your motherboard, otherwise you wasting money in a K series CPU.

    Also, unless you are getting a killer deal on the corsair PSU there is better for cheaper. Look at EVGA B2/G2, Seasonic, or XFX.

    SSD is always nice but you wanted to decrease not increase cost of build.
  4. boosted1g said:
    There is not per-say a compatibility issue, but there is some mismatched items.

    You have a near budget level motherboard and a high end overclockable CPU. The motherboard is not going to have the quality VRMs to support a good overclock. Thus you either need to increase funds on your motherboard, otherwise you wasting money in a K series CPU.

    Also, unless you are getting a killer deal on the corsair PSU there is better for cheaper. Look at EVGA B2/G2, Seasonic, or XFX.

    SSD is always nice but you wanted to decrease not increase cost of build.

    I currently have a Corsair CX750M PSU would that work for this build and also should I just get the normal i7-4790 if I dont want to overclock
  5. Jordan08041997 said:
    Case: NZXT S340 Steel ATX Mid Tower Case
    GPU: MSI Geforce GTX 970 Gaming 4G
    PSU: Corsair AXi series AX860i 850w
    Ram: Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB 2x8GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3L 1600
    CPU: Intel Core I7-4790K Devil's Canyon Quad-Core 4.0GGhz LGA 1150
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO with 120mm PWM fan
    Mobo: MSI B85-G43 Gaming LGA 1150 Intel B85 HDMI Sata 6GB/s USB 3.0 Atx Intel Motherboard
    Storage: WD 1TB Blue
    Also anyone wanna recommend me some parts that would make this cheaper but not effect performance keep in mind I want a red themed build


    Yes, they are compatible.
    For a first build I recommend going with an ASUS motherboard. They have a better BIOS ui and warranty.
    A site that will help with first builds is PCPartPicker. It determines if your parts are compatible and the cheapest place to buy them.
  6. If you don't want to overclock then just get the regular series then, and you wont need an aftermarket cooler either.

    The CX series have weak capacitors in them, while 750w is more then enough for a single 970, it is likely that in a year or two of heavy use the GTX-970 will kill the PSU. Now you can certainly use the CX750 now and just keep some money tucked aside for when it does fail. It could fail in 3 months or could be just fine for 2 years.
  7. boosted1g said:
    If you don't want to overclock then just get the regular series then, and you wont need an aftermarket cooler either.

    The CX series have weak capacitors in them, while 750w is more then enough for a single 970, it is likely that in a year or two of heavy use the GTX-970 will kill the PSU. Now you can certainly use the CX750 now and just keep some money tucked aside for when it does fail. It could fail in 3 months or could be just fine for 2 years.
    Whats a good PSU for two gtx 970s and also can my current motherboard compatible with 2 way SLI
  8. Best answer
    A couple of things Jordan. What you have will work together, but you'll need to massage it a little. The 4790K is a good CPU for gaming, but not necessary, as an i5 can perform just as well, and if you intend to overclock, you should pair it with a Z97 motherboard. You can probably use cheaper RAM as well. You can use a cheaper PSU that's still good quality and since you're going with a GTX 970 (perfect for 1080p) you could get by with 500 watts. Use any money you save and put it towards an SSD, totally worth it.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($329.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($25.75 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Asus Z97-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($139.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: Mushkin ECO2 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($57.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($88.00 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.89 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB SSC ACX 2.0+ Video Card ($309.99 @ Micro Center)
    Case: NZXT S340 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($63.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Power Supply: EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $1150.58
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-03-11 17:57 EST-0500
  9. BadActor said:
    A couple of things Jordan. What you have will work together, but you'll need to massage it a little. The 4790K is a good CPU for gaming, but not necessary, as an i5 can perform just as well, and if you intend to overclock, you should pair it with a Z97 motherboard. You can probably use cheaper RAM as well. You can use a cheaper PSU that's still good quality and since you're going with a GTX 970 (perfect for 1080p) you could get by with 500 watts. Use any money you save and put it towards an SSD, totally worth it.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($329.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($25.75 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Asus Z97-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($139.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: Mushkin ECO2 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($57.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($88.00 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.89 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB SSC ACX 2.0+ Video Card ($309.99 @ Micro Center)
    Case: NZXT S340 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($63.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Power Supply: EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $1150.58
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-03-11 17:57 EST-0500


    One last thing how long do you think the PSU would last with the gtx 970?
  10. The PSU above is one of the best quality ones made. It uses all Japanese capacitors and should give you many years of service.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/id-2547993/psu-tier-list.html
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