First Ever PC Build

Hey guys I am new to building PC's and components but know alot about computing.

This build is going to be my first ever build after using a hand me down from my brother and I would like some help on getting the best performance out of it, and also like some help with component compatibility. So ill start.

Corsair HX Gold Series 850W Modular ATX - PSU

ASUS Crosshair V Formula AM3+,ATX - Motherboard

AMD Vishera FX-8350 4.0GHz AM3+ Black Ed - CPU

ASUS AMD Radeon HD 7970 DirectCU II - GPU

Corsair Hydro Series H100i - CPU Cooler

2TB Seagate Barracuda 7200rpm - HDD

120GB Kingston HyperX Series - SSD

Kingston HyperX Predator 8Gb (2x4Gb) DDR3 2133MHz - RAM

Generic DVD Drive

I would like some help on compatibility, for instance I've been reading up that the CPU only allows a max Memory of 1866 (does this matter ?) and the Motherboard says it takes 2133MHz(O.C) Memory. Does this mean I have to overlock my board in order for it to take my memory.

I really appreciate the help that you can give me :)




no, it means it can take memory that is oc'd to that speed. but your build looks good

Thankyou for the prompt feedback. One more thing, does the CPU's Max Memory meen anything ?

yeah im assuming how much ram your cpu will be compatible with, and yes it does.