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Are my computer parts compatible?


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Jake85r

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I have been wanting to build my own computer for some time now, but before I can order the parts I need to see if they are compatible with each other. I have never built a computer before so please excuse me if i don't know what parts go with which. I have watched several videos of people building computers. So here we go!

Motherboard: MSI Z87-GD65 Gaming LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Extreme OC High Performance Triple CFX/ SLI Intel Motherboard

Graphics Card: EVGA 02G-P4-2761-KR GeForce GTX 760 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 SLI Support Video Card

CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-4670K Processor

RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8 GB ( 2 x 4 GB ) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) 240-Pin DDR3 Memory Kit for Core i3, i5, i7 and Platforms SDRAM CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9

Power Supply: HX Series HX850 Power Supply — 850 Watt 80 PLUS® Gold Certified Modular PSU

Case: NZXT Technologies Source 210 Computer Case (Black)

Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500 GB SATA III 7200 RPM 16 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive - WD5000AAKX

Software: Windows 7 Home Premium (I have tried Windows 8 and I really don't like it. I know that they are coming out with windows 8.1 soon but I would much rather have Windows 7!)

I also want to add a optical drive, so let me know if that is possible as well!

Any help is GREATLY appreciated!! Thank you in advance!! Just let me know if I need to change anything or if there is something better in that price range!

Edited by Jake85r, 20 August 2013 - 12:16 PM.

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:welcome: Jake85r

Nice list of parts but I would change the PSU to a lower spec as the HX850 is way more than you need and you are paying a premium for it, some of the cash saved could go to getting a bigger and better HDD + your optical drive.

I would also consider adding an SSD for faster boot times and quicker access to your favourite game/s, if you are a gamer that is.

Let us know what country you will be purchasing the parts and we will see if we can save you some cash on the parts.
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Thank you so much for the reply!!! I am getting all of my parts from the U.S. How big of a PSU do you think I will need?? Also I was looking into getting a SSD but i don't know how big I should get it. Again Thanks for replying!! :)
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Here is a list of parts based on your core components - you are most welcome BTW Jake85r :thumbsup:

Having looked at your proposed case I would also suggest that you choose a better one that has front USB 3.0 ports and a better cooling fan set up.
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OMG!! You are the best!!!!! I can't thank you enough seriously!!!!
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You are most welcome :thumbsup:

Any further questions please ask away.
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