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July 19, 2013 12:37:16 PM

Ok so Im making my first pc build, for now Ive got everything under control except for the compatibility of my motherboard and my CPU

This is the motherboard I wanna buy:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And this is the CPU I wanna get:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Im pretty sure they are compatible but Im not a 100%

Oh and would this HDD go along with my motehrboard?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Thanks :D 

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July 19, 2013 12:53:27 PM

Your cpu, mobo, and hdd are all compatible, but if you are building a new pc, i recommend something else for the budget.

For CPU, I recommend something like FX6300, a six core, higher clocked AMD cpu, slightly more expensive but better value than older Phenom II 965.

For mobo, I recommend decent AM3+, but make sure it has SATA 6.0Gb/s to maximize storage data transfer speed, either for your current HDD choice (which is SATA 6.0Gb/s) or may be an SSD in the future. You will lose 1/2 the performance if you buy an older board with only SATA 3.0Gb/s
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July 19, 2013 1:24:14 PM

xXNahNahXx said:
Ok so Im making my first pc build, for now Ive got everything under control except for the compatibility of my motherboard and my CPU

This is the motherboard I wanna buy:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And this is the CPU I wanna get:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Im pretty sure they are compatible but Im not a 100%

Oh and would this HDD go along with my motehrboard?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Thanks :D 


You can check compatibility for all your parts here:
http://pcpartpicker.com/parts/partlist/
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July 19, 2013 2:29:32 PM

Calvin7 said:
Your cpu, mobo are NOT compatible. The motherboard does not support CPU's with a TDP, Thermal Power Design, over 95 watts. Your 125 watt (TDP) CPU is not supported.
http://www.asrock.com/mb/NVIDIA/N68C-GS%20FX/?cat=CPU


Of course.. "Support up to 95W Socket AM3+ processors" I forgot that lower end boards don't support higher TDP chips. Thanks for setting this straight.
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July 19, 2013 3:34:04 PM

goonbar79 said:
Your cpu, mobo, and hdd are all compatible, but if you are building a new pc, i recommend something else for the budget.

For CPU, I recommend something like FX6300, a six core, higher clocked AMD cpu, slightly more expensive but better value than older Phenom II 965.

For mobo, I recommend decent AM3+, but make sure it has SATA 6.0Gb/s to maximize storage data transfer speed, either for your current HDD choice (which is SATA 6.0Gb/s) or may be an SSD in the future. You will lose 1/2 the performance if you buy an older board with only SATA 3.0Gb/s


Thank you so much!
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