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I am trying to upgrade my new machine but I want to do it myself. This is my 1st attempt at building system. After carefully reading reviewing feedback and my budget I have decided to select the below listed components. Can anybody let me know are they compatible or not?

Transcend 64 GB 2.5" SATA Solid State Drive 

Asus GeForce GTX550 1GB DDR5 ENGTX550 TI DI/1GD5 Graphics Card 

Seagate Barracuda 1 TB HDD Internal Hard Drive 

Cooler Master eXtreme Power Pro 600 Power Supply 

Intel Core i5 2500K Sandy Bridge 3.30 GHz 95 W 4 Core Desktop Processor 

Intel DX79TO Motherboard 

Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 8 GB DDR3 SDRAM 1600 MHz Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory 

Sony AD-7260S-ZS Internal DVD Writer - Black 

Cooler Master Hyper TX3 EVO Intel CPU Cooler 

Cooler Master Elite 335U Cabinet 

LG E2051T 20.1 Inch SuperSlim Monitor 

Is any of these hardware components incompatible with I5 2500K? If you have any other suggestions for selecting any other harwdware that can boost up my performance or lower my cost while having the same performance, please suggest. But my primary questions is whether they are compatible or not! Any help is appreciated.

Thank you.

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I believe your SSD will not fit in that case. You will need a 3.5" bay adapter and your description does not mention that it comes with one (they are included in some 'kits' though). Personally I'm not sure that I'd go with a low end brand like Transcend anyway as it could be a false economy. –  James Jun 28 '12 at 8:28
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One obvious issue i see is you're trying to put a LGA 1155 processor in a LGA 2011 motherboard. The other is, this is a localised question. I seem to recall intel has a 'budget' 2011 processor, both as a sandy bridge EE, or xeon based models. My biggest piece of advice is better research. We're usually fine with discussing hardware setups on chat, as well - and you can pick the brains of some SU folk there. –  Journeyman Geek Jun 28 '12 at 8:31
    
@JourneymanGeek: Good spot. I would say that Tom might be better using something like LambdaTek's PC designer for guidance: lambda-tek.com/computing/index.htm –  James Jun 28 '12 at 8:33
    
@James: Thank you. Exactly what I was looking for. It lists all compatible hardware along with prices. No more silly questioning on super user. –  Jack Jun 29 '12 at 6:47
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I NORMALLY do not answer questions that i vote to close, but there's just so much wrong here that its easier for me to list it here, than in the comments.

You're using a LGA 2011 motherboard with a LGA 1155 processor. Consider upgrading the processor to core i7 EE - the 3820 is the cheapest of that family you should consider OR to a LGA 1155 compatible board. I've heard mentions that xeons work with some 2011 boards, and if you didn't need video cards, its worth taking a look. MOST motherboard pages have processor compatibility lists, and this is a very good place to see if these will work together

Honestly? At this point, i think your whole setup needs a revamp - Go look at the ars technica build guides, read reviews from anandtech and tom's hardware. The falcon guide is HUGELY helpful if you need an idea to what you're doing. You're pretty much going to have to redo the build from scratch.

EDIT: I apparently brainfarted about the case - it should work. The rest of this stands tho

You need to do more research, seriously. You can probably discuss this on chat as well, assuming people who're familiar with the subject are around.

(Posted as a community wiki as i answered this as a community service ;) )

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