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Compatibility with my components

aeko97

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Hello guys. I've been doing a mass research about components and I am building a 550-600€ rig.
Here are the parts I've already picked:

CPU: Intel Core i3 4160 @ 3.6GHz
CPU COOLER: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo
GPU: Asus GeForce GTX750 TI OC 2GB GDDR5
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 2x4096MB (8GB) DDR3 1600Mhz CAS9 1.5V
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB SATAIII 64MB (6GB/s)
DRIVER: Asus Green DVD-Writer Sata Black Retail - DRW-24F1ST

(I'm not planning on getting any SSD or addictional stuff) So what I think is missing now, if I'm not mistaken are: the case, the motherboard and the PSU. I would like some suggestions. I came across doubts about it when I read reviews and other things only such as the cores of that i3 being Haswell (?) and only working on some motherboards because of the BIOS? I'm sorry I'm not an expert I'm just trying to realize this. I also want an opinion about the case and the PSU for compatibility and performance boost. Thanks in advance guys!
 
Hi aeko97

This seems to be where your thinking is now. (German Euro prices)

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i3-4160 3.6GHz Dual-Core Processor (€123.90 @ Mindfactory)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (€35.53 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (€46.91 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (€54.93 @ Mindfactory)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card (€135.00 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-118CB/BEBE DVD/CD Drive (€15.45 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Total: €411.72
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-10 17:34 CET+0100

Here's what I might choose with your budget.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i3-4170 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor (€123.30 @ Mindfactory)
Motherboard: ASRock H97 Anniversary ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (€75.83 @ Mindfactory)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (€46.91 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (€54.93 @ Mindfactory)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R7 370 2GB WINDFORCE 2X Video Card (€146.10 @ Mindfactory)
Case: Cooler Master N300 ATX Mid Tower Case (€46.58 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 450W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (€53.00 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-118CB/BEBE DVD/CD Drive (€15.45 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Total: €562.10
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-10 17:38 CET+0100

Slightly faster CPU
Good enough motherboard
Better GPU by a decent amount
High quality, big enough PSU
Decent case with fans already installed.

Cases are a personal choice.

Using all your budget.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor (€188.74 @ Mindfactory)
Motherboard: ASRock H97 Anniversary ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (€75.83 @ Mindfactory)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (€46.91 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (€54.93 @ Mindfactory)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card (€129.68 @ Mindfactory)
Case: BitFenix Neos White ATX Mid Tower Case (€37.11 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 450W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (€53.00 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-118CB/BEBE DVD/CD Drive (€15.45 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Total: €601.65
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-10 17:43 CET+0100

The first system will perform better, the second system can be substantially upgraded by adding a GTX 970 GPU, or similar in the future.
 
Hi aeko97

This seems to be where your thinking is now. (German Euro prices)

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i3-4160 3.6GHz Dual-Core Processor (€123.90 @ Mindfactory)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (€35.53 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (€46.91 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (€54.93 @ Mindfactory)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card (€135.00 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-118CB/BEBE DVD/CD Drive (€15.45 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Total: €411.72
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-10 17:34 CET+0100

Here's what I might choose with your budget.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i3-4170 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor (€123.30 @ Mindfactory)
Motherboard: ASRock H97 Anniversary ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (€75.83 @ Mindfactory)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (€46.91 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (€54.93 @ Mindfactory)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R7 370 2GB WINDFORCE 2X Video Card (€146.10 @ Mindfactory)
Case: Cooler Master N300 ATX Mid Tower Case (€46.58 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 450W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (€53.00 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-118CB/BEBE DVD/CD Drive (€15.45 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Total: €562.10
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-10 17:38 CET+0100

Slightly faster CPU
Good enough motherboard
Better GPU by a decent amount
High quality, big enough PSU
Decent case with fans already installed.

Cases are a personal choice.

Using all your budget.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor (€188.74 @ Mindfactory)
Motherboard: ASRock H97 Anniversary ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (€75.83 @ Mindfactory)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (€46.91 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (€54.93 @ Mindfactory)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card (€129.68 @ Mindfactory)
Case: BitFenix Neos White ATX Mid Tower Case (€37.11 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 450W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (€53.00 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-118CB/BEBE DVD/CD Drive (€15.45 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Total: €601.65
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-10 17:43 CET+0100

The first system will perform better, the second system can be substantially upgraded by adding a GTX 970 GPU, or similar in the future.
 

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