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Hello.

I'm building my first gaming PC and wanted to ask if all the parts I've chosen are good/compatible with eachother. If not, suggestions are welcomed!

CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-4770K Processor (8M Cache, up to 3.90 GHz) Box
GPU: MSI GeForce® GTX 780 TWIN FROZR IV / 3GB GDDR5 / OC
MOBO: MSI Z87-GD65 GAMING / Intel® Z87 / Socket 1150 / ATX
RAM: Corsair Vengeance® Series - 8GB (2 x 4) DDR3 1866Hz CL9 Memory Kit
PSU: Corsair RM Series™ RM750 - 750 Watt 80 PLUS® Gold Certified / Silent
CPU Cooler: Corsair Hydro Series™ H110 Extreme Performance CPU Cooler / 280mm
HDD: WD Caviar Black SATA3 1TB 7200RPM 64MB
SSD: KINGSTON SSD SATA 2.5" 120GB 6GB/S/SH103S3/120G KINGSTON
Case: Corsair Carbide Series® 500R Mid-Tower Case
 

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No stay away from the Corsair RM series its not worth buying

You dont even need 750 watts for thats system 550 is enough

You got tons of better option and most of them are cheaper

Also is that WD Black the old one or the new one

If its the old one then dont bother the 1 TB WD Blue is faster

Also 120 GB is close to uselss if you want games on your SSD

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Besides the PSU, as already suggested, I can only recommend some different RAM. I used to swear by corsair RAM, until I had a kit almost identical to yours fail on me immediately on install. i understand all brands do that, but that is my most recent experience with that kit. I opted for GSkill Trident-X after that. Check out my review if you want.
 

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You could stand to get a better case then the Carbide 500R. Not totally sure it will fit the H110's thickness in push/pull. Also, I always recommend getting an Asus board for Haswell CPU'S. They just have to many extra features you will like. And yes, as Shilka said, get a better PSU. I believe the Rosewill Capstone 550W is on sale right now (PS: 750W is overkill for a single GPU).
Depending on how much that ram is, you could probably get some G.Skill with the same stats, only cheaper.
I also highly suggest getting an SSD that isnt on the Sandforce controller, IE: Samsung EVO
Other then that, looks good to go (seriously, different PSU and double check that cooler fits in that case in push/pull)
 

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Originally Posted by Futurebound21 View Post

Hmm.... What about the CX750M?
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*EDIT*
A 550W PSU will be just fine, 650W if you plan on over-volting your GPU and CPU (looks like you are planning on it). 750W is totally overkill.

*EDIT AGAIN*
Stop thinking Corsair is the be-all-end-all. They are good, dont get me wrong, but they too have bad products and they over-charge for just about everything.
 

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Hmm.... What about the CX750M?
No thats even worse

Dont look at Corsair units at all you can get better for less money elsewhere
 

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Unfortunately, the shop I'm buying my parts from doesn't have ANY G.Skill ram. Any other alternatives? What about Patriot Viper?

These are the changes I've made so far:

SSD: Samsung 840 EVO Series 120GB SSD / 2,5" / 7mm (MMZ-7TE120KW) Kit
PSU: Seasonic X-Series X-650 - 650 Watt 80 PLUS® Gold Certified
MBO: ASUS MB Z87 S1150 ATX/Z87-PRO(V EDITION) ASUS

I don't want to change the case though, any other decent coolers that will fit in 500R?

@shilka

It's the new Caviar Black and 120GB is more than enough for me.
 

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@ADHDadditiv

Unfortunately, the shop I'm buying my parts from doesn't have ANY G.Skill ram. Any other alternatives? What about Patriot Viper?

These are the changes I've made so far:

SSD: Samsung 840 EVO Series 120GB SSD / 2,5" / 7mm (MMZ-7TE120KW) Kit
PSU: Seasonic X-Series X-650 - 650 Watt 80 PLUS® Gold Certified
MBO: ASUS MB Z87 S1150 ATX/Z87-PRO(V EDITION) ASUS

I don't want to change the case though, any other decent coolers that will fit in 500R?

@shilka

It's the new Caviar Black and 120GB is more than enough for me.
If the Cooler Master V700 is around the same price as the X650 then get that

V is based on the X its just a little bit better

Or if you are from the EU get a Super Flower Leadex which is better then anything Seasonic and Corsair sells
 

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Originally Posted by Futurebound21 View Post

@ADHDadditiv

Unfortunately, the shop I'm buying my parts from doesn't have ANY G.Skill ram. Any other alternatives? What about Patriot Viper?

These are the changes I've made so far:

SSD: Samsung 840 EVO Series 120GB SSD / 2,5" / 7mm (MMZ-7TE120KW) Kit
PSU: Seasonic X-Series X-650 - 650 Watt 80 PLUS® Gold Certified
MBO: ASUS MB Z87 S1150 ATX/Z87-PRO(V EDITION) ASUS

I don't want to change the case though, any other decent coolers that will fit in 500R?

@shilka

It's the new Caviar Black and 120GB is more than enough for me.
Patiot Viper would work, just make sure it doesn't have an obnoxiously large heatsink. Decent cooler that fits in the 500R, the H100 would work. Also the NZXT Havik 140 is great too.
 
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