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Yes they are compatible, as for the cooler get a CoolerMaster Hyper 212 EVO

30$ - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099

answered Jan 08 '13 at 13:03

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All these parts are compatible, how ever I cannot help you with the CPU Cooler, so I will leave that to someone else. i5's can make for a good gaming system, as long as you get a good graphics card to match.

answered Jan 06 '13 at 13:58

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edited Jan 06 '13 at 13:59

suggest a graphics card? I'm having trouble finding one!

(Jan 06 '13 at 14:11) Zorbeen98 Zorbeen98's gravatar image

I can help out! Try the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo CPU heatsink.

For graphics cards, take a look at the GTX 660 or 660ti. I own a 660ti.

Also, you can save money by getting an AMD CPU and motherboard. This way, you could get more performance per dollar. If you love Intel, I understand, but I'd like to throw out any possibilities that will help you along your way to building a stellar system!

(Jan 06 '13 at 23:44) catchatyou catchatyou's gravatar image

what is the difference for the 660 and the 660i?

(Jan 07 '13 at 06:51) Zorbeen98 Zorbeen98's gravatar image

The difference is in the GPU. The 660ti has a larger GPU with more CUDA cores, so it can handle a lot more, and give you better FPS. Other than that, they have the same memory and memory controllers.

(Jan 07 '13 at 07:22) catchatyou catchatyou's gravatar image
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