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Are these components compatible?

I’m trying to buy a gaming PC. I chose all the different compenents that I want on it but I do not know if they are compatible. Please help

Intel core I5-9400F 2.9GHz (hexa core)
Corsair Hydro H60 liquid cooling
MSI H310M Pro-VD
16GB (2x8GB) DDR4
1TB Hard drive
GeForce GTX 1050ti 4GB
850 Watt 80 Plus Bronze

Those are the specs. If you think I should chnage anything to make the PC run better please let me know. Again I’m maunly looking to make sure all these components work with eachother

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Yes But Consider Better Balance

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An 850-watt power supply is not required. A good 500-watt or 550-watt will do nicely. Also, Nvidia GTX1060 has come down a lot in price in the last week or two. I'd be inclined to save some dollars on the power supply and put the money towards the better graphics card if you plan on doing some gaming. Cheers!

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That's an OK gamer.

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This should game on the usual 1080p 60Hz monitor with most games set to as-is out of the install to maybe a pull back on settings. Frankly I'd skip the 1TB HDD and shop for a not that much more $$ SSD. The 1TB SSDs have been had for 100USD here and 500GB much less. You can game for a long time on 500GB and the performance overall is worth the move.

Also consider building models from

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(NT) Thank you

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In reply to: Are these components compatible?

You don't need liquid cooling for that cpu.
The stock air cooler will work fine.

You don't need that big psu something in the 500w single rail would be a better fit.

Ram....2x8GB @ 2666.

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