Optical: ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
Hard drive: Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Case: Rosewill BLACKHAWK Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, come with Five Fans, window side panel, top HDD dock
Operating System: windows 8
Video Card: GeForce Nvidia 550 Ti
PSU: Corsair 430 watt
I'm basically double checking to see if anyone with a lot more experience than myself can tell me for sure that all of these components will work right with each other or possibly have a suggestion for me to alter it without upping the price. Thank you in advance for any and all help
Yeah 8 is fine for gaming. That mobo has 4 ram slots so in 2 or 3 years if you need more then buy another set then. I agree with a 7770. If you tell us your budget/preferred store we may be able to pick out something better.
Games won't even use 8GB of RAM. Spend the money on the graphics card.
And I agree, drop to a B75 or H77 board with an i3. Only reason to use a Z series board is for overclocking and the i3's can't overclock anyway.
I bet you can knock $40 off the board and $20 off the RAM which leaves $60. That should at least get you up to the 650 Ti or a bargain basement Radeon 7850. I wouldn't go less than 7770 or 650 Ti for a gaming system right now.
I really see your point on the 650 and I am convinced enough to return it since i just took about 70 dollars off with those two changes to the build I made and I will have to wait on the parts anyway so why not order a card to.
If you can return the 550 Ti for a 650 Ti (make sure it is a Ti ) then you'll be a lot happier for newer games and higher resolutions. Newegg has a 650 Ti 2GB with free Assasins Creed 3 for $160 with a $20 Mail-in making it $140.