Are the parts I'm looking to use compatible?

Resilience

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Hi guys, I am building a PC for the first time and I've decided to use the parts as follows:

GPU: nVidia GTX 780 Ti EVGA Classified Kingpin (£659.99)
Motherboard: Z87-GD65 (£132.81)
CPU: i7-4770k (£235.90)
CPU Fan: Enermax ETS-T40 (£28.00)
RAM: Corsair DDR3 2x8GB 2400MHZ (£150.06)
PSU: EVGA 850W G2 (£135.36) RAIDMAX RX-850AE 850W (£76.30)
Case: Thermaltake Level 10 GT (£185.29)
SSD: Samsung 840 Series Pro 128GB (£79.79)
HDD: Seagate 1TB Barracuda (£43.79)
DVD and Blu-Ray: Asus BC-12D2HT (£50.56)

I decided to go for the Kinpin 780 Ti over an R9 290X due to the lower power consumption and noise. I also prefer the nVidia drivers and software over AMD's offerings for some reason. I know the Kingpin edition is way over the top but I was originally going to use two GTX 780s in SLI but I decided that one single GPU would be more practical.Everything listed is available on amazon apart from the GPU which is from overclockers.co.uk. You'd probably notice that I haven't used any water cooling, mainly because I am not comfortable with any liquids next to such expensive parts (I will surely mess something up).

I would be really grateful if someone more familiar with PC builds could confirm that everything is compatible (mainly the GPU with the case and motherboard). I'm also very open to criticism about the parts I've chosen - I am still very new to all this.

Thanks,
Resilience
 

Resilience

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Thanks SR-71, I'm actually leaning more towards the Sapphire R9 290X Vapor-X 8GB due to its increased vram and cheaper price. Is there any difference in terms of compatibility between the two cards? I am hoping to add as second later on and crossfire the two.
 

RedJaron

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Compatibility at the hardware level, no. Either card will talk to the mboard just fine. Some games are tuned for AMD, some for nVidia, and that will make a slight difference in fps. However, with this much power you're not likely to notice anything.

Only thing I'd say is if you're already spending this much, I'd up the SSD to 256GB.
 

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