First Build Ever check and rate plz!

Hey, first time making a Computer looking for feedback and tips for build I've selected. I want it to be a Intel build and am trying to stay below $900. My goal is to be able to run the latest and future games on high settings, at the least.

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor
MOBO: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler
RAM: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F4 320GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive & Sandisk 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk
GPU: Asus GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card
Sound card: Asus Xonar DS 24-bit 192 KHz Sound Card
Power Supply: Raidmax 700W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply
Optical Drive: Lite-On IHAS324-98 DVD/CD Writer
Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case


are there any incompatible parts? or better for less price? Thanks.
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  1. Hi, If the board is newer than May 2012, it will support the CPU. Otherwise, a BIOS update is required.
    If OC-ing, choose a Z77 board.

    Check if the RAMs are listed here http://www.gskill.com/configurator2.php?pid=2&model=1612
  2. Thanks, I was thinking about OC-ing once i have everything all sorted out.

    would the MOBO make more sense?

    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-motherboard-z77ag41
  3. Raidmax? :/ just thinking that you better stay with the big names
  4. alexoiu said:



    I'm at $820 right now so as long as I stay below $900 I'm fine

    http://pcpartpicker.com/parts/partlist/

    This is what I got so far
  5. Here's a build for $869.60 that is including mail-in rebates worth $75:

    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/sP4Z

    I only changed the RAM, GPU, and PSU. The GPU comes with a free copy of AC3 too.
  6. Change the HDD
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148697
    Seagate Barracuda 1TB 32mb Cache 7200RPM
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