MOBO parts Compatibility

Ahmad Salah

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Hello All
Just new to this website while searching for help , i found that is very helpful esp with you guys , anyway ,
just wanted to make a compatible pc for gaming my self , and after checking website i saw that i could have some trouble while assembling or parts compatibility.
already bought these :
pc case : coolermaster n500 ,
MOBO msi h87-g43 gaming ,
PSU : coolermaster g700,
GPU : gigabyte nvidia gtx760 4 gb oc.

and im looking for the compatibility of the other parts , willing to buy :
Ram: 2*4 Corsair Vengeance 2x4GB DDR3 1600MHz CL9 Kit (CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9) ,
HDD : WD caviar WD1003f2ex 1 TB Sata 3 / OR Seagate 2 tb sata barracuda - st2000dm001
Processor : i7 3.4gz 8 mb cache haswell socket 1150 LGA

till now , still looking for the best rating and the compatibility , so i need your advice guys and thanks for your help and time
 

Muku

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all the parts you mentioned is fully compatible. So, no need to worry.

But I'd like to add a few things though:

Don't go for an i7 processor if you are planning to do only gaming. an i5 4670 is more than enough for gaming. Rather get a better GPU like R9 280x or GTX 770 with the money you will save by taking i5 instead of i7.

Its better to go for a 2 gb card instead of 4 gb if you are planning to play game in a single monitor. cards with greater than 2 gb memory are made to support multi-monitor displays, nothing else.

A 700 Watts PSU is not required, a good quality 500-550 watts PSU would have been enough for this build. If you have already bought it then there is nothing you can do now but if there's any way you can return that then you better do that.
Even with a higher card like R9 280x or GTX 770 only a 600Watts is required.
 

Muku

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all the parts you mentioned is fully compatible. So, no need to worry.

But I'd like to add a few things though:

Don't go for an i7 processor if you are planning to do only gaming. an i5 4670 is more than enough for gaming. Rather get a better GPU like R9 280x or GTX 770 with the money you will save by taking i5 instead of i7.

Its better to go for a 2 gb card instead of 4 gb if you are planning to play game in a single monitor. cards with greater than 2 gb memory are made to support multi-monitor displays, nothing else.

A 700 Watts PSU is not required, a good quality 500-550 watts PSU would have been enough for this build. If you have already bought it then there is nothing you can do now but if there's any way you can return that then you better do that.
Even with a higher card like R9 280x or GTX 770 only a 600Watts is required.
 

Ahmad Salah

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thanks a lot for the fast reply ,
i already bought the GPU card , and i can get another screen for dual screen use , and i will get i5 instead of i7 , about the HDD which is better ? and the Ram do i stick with it or go to G.Skill 2x4GB DDR3 1600Mhz Ares Dual Channel (F3-1600C9D-8GAB) , and another thing please, i need a case fan 120mm or 140mm quiet and a great performance , what can you advise me with ?

many thanks
 

Muku

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Corsair vengeance is one of the most reliable RAM brands in the market, you can never go wrong with them. However G.skill is also a good brand. I'd rather prefer Corsair.

both the hard disks are very dependable brands.. you can choose any one of them.. I personally prefer western digital.

Corsair SP 120 fans are great for case fan. they come in two variants, a quiet edition and a performance edition. however they are a bit costly than regular ones but are worth the money.
 

Ahmad Salah

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Thanks a lot,
just checked the retailer web site , and he doesnt have the corsair sp120 , only air series , and my mobo doesnt support 3 pin fan , so , i dont know what to do , any ideas ? about the CPU fan , i will stick to intels fan , that comes with the cpu and the retailer only have i7 (Intel Core i7 4770 Haswell 3.4Ghz 8MB L3 Cache s1150 - Box) or i7 (Intel Core i7 4770K Haswell 3.5Ghz 8MB L3 Cache s1150 - Box),and the i5 is out of stock
 

Muku

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Corsair air series fans are also good fans. You can go for them if you don't find SP fans.

If you don't plan to overclock your CPU then the stock cooler is enough. no need to buy an aftermarket one.
 

Ahmad Salah

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Thanks a lot,
i will go to corsair air series , and my mobo doesnt support 3 pin fan i will get converter to take power from psu
about the cpu , the retailer only have i7 (Intel Core i7 4770 Haswell 3.4Ghz 8MB L3 Cache s1150 - Box) or i7 (Intel Core i7 4770K Haswell 3.5Ghz 8MB L3 Cache s1150 - Box),and the i5 is out of stock

 

Muku

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getting an i7 would be a waste of your money as gaming doesn't need an i7. but if you have no other choice then its better to take the i7 4770 3.4 GHZ one.
if you can mention the name of the website, i may find a good CPU for you.
 

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there are four i5 CPUs mentioned in the website - 4440, 4570, 4670 and 4670k. If any one of the first three is available then take it. there's only marginal difference between them and it won't hamper your game performance. However don't take the 4670k one.
but if they are not available then take i7 4770, not 4770k.

As far as I can remember the case fans come included with a power adapter so that you can directly connect the fans to the PSU. there's no need to buy a separate one.
 

Ahmad Salah

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thanks a lot for helping ,
now i will try to find i5 from the first 3 , if not i will take Intel Core i7 4770 Haswell 3.4Ghz 8MB L3 Cache s1150 - Box
and with a case fan corsair air (AF120 White LED Quiet Edition) series if SP120 Quiet Edition High Static Pressure not available at another store, HDD wd black caviar 1tb sata 3 ram 2*4 Corsair Vengeance 2x4GB DDR3 1600MHz CL9 Kit (CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9).

thanks a lot for helping
My Best Regards For YOU
 

Muku

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You are welcome. Happy building :)
 

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