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Building a Gaming PC. Are these parts are compatible with each other?

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I'm building my own gaming pc for the first time, using various sites I have selected a build that is good for my budget. Here are the parts/components:

Processor: Intel Core i5-4460 Processor 6M Cache, up to 3.40 GHz (BX80646I54460)
Graphics Card: MSI GTX 970 4GB DDR5 OC Edition Graphic Card
Motherboard: MSI B85M-G43
RAM: Corsair CMX8GX3M2A1333C9 XMS3 8GB Dual Channel Memory Kit (ie 2x 4GB DDR3)
Power Supply: Corsair CP-9020051-WW VS Series VS650 650 Watt Power Supply Unit (Black)
Case: Corsair CC-9011023-WW Carbide Series 200R ATX Case (Black)
HDD: Seagate SV-35 1TB Desktop Internal Hard Drive (ST1000VX000)
Monitor: BenQ VW2245Z 21.5-inch LED Monitor

To the best of my knowledge, I have tried to make sure that these are compatible with each other but I still want the opinion of someone who is more experienced than me regarding these things. Are these components compatible with each other? Is this a decent enough build? Can you suggest a better build? Also, should I replace the motherboard " MSI B85M-G43" with "ASRock 970 Extreme 3 Motherboard" and would it still be compatible?
Thank you.
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    Everything is compatible, but motherboard may need BIOS update and your PSu is bad quality.

    No ASRock 970 Extreme 3 is not comaptible with i5 4460 it uses completly differente socket from AMD

    If you want your motherboard to be comaptible with i5 4460 right of the box, get H97 or Z97 chispet motherboard.

    And for PSU get Tier 1 or 2, 500w or more PSU - http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/id-2547993/psu-tier-list.html
  2. Thanks for the quick reply. As per your suggestion I have swapped the "MSI B85M-G43" with "H97M-E ASUS LGA1150 Socket MotherBoard". But, do I really need to change the PSU, is it that bad? As changing to a better PSU gets me a bit over my budget. Please suggest some PSU within this price range if it is absolutely neessary to get a better PSU.

    Also to adjust budget I am thinking of changing the RAM from "Corsair CMX8GX3M2A1333C9 XMS3 8GB Dual Channel Memory Kit (ie 2x 4GB DDR3)" to "Kingston FURY Memory - 8GB Module - DDR3 1600MHz CL10 DIMM " or "Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3 Memory Kit (CMZ8GX3M1A1600C10)" . Is any one of these a decent RAM card, or a suitable replacement?

    Thank You.
  3. This is the cheapest good quality PSU in USA, http://pcpartpicker.com/part/antec-power-supply-hcg520m
    By your name i have a felling you are from India, if you are cheapest good quality PSU is this one - http://www.snapdeal.com/product/seasonic-520w-power-supply/1379226#bcrumbLabelId:3101
    Tell me if you are from somewhere else and give me the link to store where you will buy your parts and i will suggest you which PSU to buy.

    Yes you can change RAM to 1 module, there is no difference in gaming between dual and single channel
  4. Yes I am from India. Thanks for the links, I have changed the PSU to the Seasonic one. Just for future reference as I'll most likely build another PC for myself (this one was for my brother) 4 years from now. Why was the PSU I picked bad? What are the criteria for selecting a decent PSU?

    Thanks for all your help.
  5. higher tier PSU (tier 1 and 2 ) have better capacitors all japanese, and lower tier PSU have Taiwanese or even Chinese capacitors which are a lot more likely to overheat and blow up yur PSU, also higher tier PSU have better ripple control so the components get clean power, bad ripple control can damage your components and also lower quality PSU have bad safety circuts like bad over voltage control

    i gave the link where you can check, how good the PSU is - http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/id-2547993/psu-tier-list.html
    List is made form professional PSU reviewers
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