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Gaming PC build- What CPU/Momboard is compatible?

I'm wanting to know if I can use a newer and better processor with this ddr3 2666 ram. So far pcpp says everything I click on is incompatible, and the only reason I got the processor and motherboard on this list to buy is because I got it off Overclock's review of it they used to test the ram.
PCPartPicker part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/Hw7Tf8
Price breakdown by merchant: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/Hw7Tf8/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel - Core i7-3770S 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($370.02 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Enermax - ETS-T40F-W 105.9 CFM CPU Cooler ($47.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus - Maximus V Gene Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
Memory: G.Skill - Trident X 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2666 Memory
Storage: Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 1TB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($339.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus - Radeon RX 580 8GB ROG STRIX Video Card ($280.98 @ Directron)
Case: Enermax - Thorex ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: LEPA - 1200W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply
Optical Drive: Pioneer - BDR-209DBK Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($58.88 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: ViewSonic - XG2703-GS 27.0" 2560x1440 165Hz Monitor ($699.99 @ Amazon)
Keyboard: Logitech - G910 Orion Spectrum RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard ($129.99 @ Best Buy)
Mouse: Logitech - G900 CHAOS SPECTRUM Wireless Optical Mouse ($74.99 @ Best Buy)
Total: $2002.83
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-06-24 14:08 EDT-0400
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  1. So, why the hell would you get DDR3 in 2017? Doesn't make sense to me. Also, you don't need a 1200W Power Supply. 2000$ budget, there are so many better builds than this, that may not include a RX580, but are still better.
    Reply to VoDkA29
  2. "So, why the Hell would you get DDR3 in 2017?" Ik. I bought it in early 2015. Its still a good ram. I bought the psu already also and I got that one for slying and multimonitor setup. I want three monitors eventually. Is there any newer cpu and motherboard I can get that are compatible with the ram?
    Reply to BanditPlunderer
  3. getting confused.

    what have you already got?
    Reply to cisco001
  4. I already have the chassis, psu, ssd.
    MadMatt on the other thread told me all current systems use ddr4. Thats what I wanted to know.
    So no current motherboards or cpus will work with it.
    I do have to buy ram then. I want the Ryzen 7 1800x processor. https://www.google.com/search?q=best+amd+ryzen+processor&tbm=shop&lsf=seller:8438988,rt:4,cid:15065076907815142975,pid:5481131156177256582,oid:15062297277695357281&hl=en&ei=GqFOWemnBomsjwSkoaOgCg&lsft=gclid:CjwKEAjwm7jKBRDE2_H_t8DVxzISJACwS9WbKYYwuNOy1VYEi6SRShMwCEa1aHm4376CbbRl08Gx0xoCpgrw_wcB
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  5. I've only heard of LGA 1151 cpu sockets with ddr3 ram on a mobo (which is still very rare). Seems like your out of luck and have to buy new ram aswell.
    Reply to Zmanrocks
  6. Best answer
    Yup. Its not a setback.
    I want that i7 7700k (LoL!)
    I'll likely have this computer rig before the year ends.
    Thanks for the help, ya!
    PCPartPicker part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/bVFPkT
    Price breakdown by merchant: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/bVFPkT/by_merchant/

    CPU: Intel - Core i7-7700K 4.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($326.49 @ OutletPC)
    CPU Cooler: Enermax - ETS-T40F-W 105.9 CFM CPU Cooler ($47.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte - GA-Z270X-Gaming 7 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($211.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-4266 Memory ($252.98 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.89 @ OutletPC)
    Monitor: ViewSonic - XG2401 23.6" 1920x1080 144Hz Monitor ($259.99 @ Amazon)
    Keyboard: Logitech - G910 Orion Spectrum RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard ($129.99 @ Best Buy)
    Mouse: Logitech - G900 CHAOS SPECTRUM Wireless Optical Mouse ($112.93 @ Amazon)
    Total: $1432.24
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-06-28 00:01 EDT-0400
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  7. BanditPlunderer said:
    Yup. Its not a setback.
    I want that i7 7700k (LoL!)
    I'll likely have this computer rig before the year ends.
    Thanks for the help, ya!
    PCPartPicker part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/bVFPkT
    Price breakdown by merchant: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/bVFPkT/by_merchant/

    CPU: Intel - Core i7-7700K 4.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($326.49 @ OutletPC)
    CPU Cooler: Enermax - ETS-T40F-W 105.9 CFM CPU Cooler ($47.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte - GA-Z270X-Gaming 7 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($211.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-4266 Memory ($252.98 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.89 @ OutletPC)
    Monitor: ViewSonic - XG2401 23.6" 1920x1080 144Hz Monitor ($259.99 @ Amazon)
    Keyboard: Logitech - G910 Orion Spectrum RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard ($129.99 @ Best Buy)
    Mouse: Logitech - G900 CHAOS SPECTRUM Wireless Optical Mouse ($112.93 @ Amazon)
    Total: $1432.24
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-06-28 00:01 EDT-0400


    Great! I was actually sad when I bought ddr3 ram recently for 140$ when I planned on upgrading my mobo so it would go to waste. Have fun with your upgrading!
    Reply to Zmanrocks
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