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Will this CPU work with the motherboard i want?

The motherboard i want to buy is http://www.amazon.com/MSI-Computer-Motherboards-Z87-G43...

And the processor i want to buy aswell is http://www.amazon.com/Intel-i3-4130-FCLGA-Processor-BX8...

Now the motherboard i have is a BQ480AAR-ABA manufactured by HP
and the processor is an AMD Athlon II X4 635 Will the two items i am buying going to be better then the ones i have currently? I want to play games like Arma 3, and DayZ Standalone which i know are heavy CPU based. The main question is will these two items i am going to possibly buy compatible with each other and will they work efficiently? I think i have a 300w power supply and my graphics card is a GeForce GTX 660 SUPERCLOCKED, I also would like to know if my graphics card will bottleneck with the items i want to buy? My budget is $350 but i want to save $80 to get DayZ and Arma 3
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  1. They are compatible. Might want to update the PSU.
    BTW the links are broken.
  2. Yes they are compatible. Yes they are better than you what you currently have. For $350 you could very easily get an i5 with that MSI Z87 mobo. You won't be able to overclock that i3. If overclocking is not important, you could get a cheaper mobo.
  3. and yes you almost certainly need a better more powerful power supply.
  4. Here is the motherboard MSI Computer Corp. ATX DDR3 2000 LGA 1150 Motherboards Z87-G43 GAMING
    and the processor is Intel Core i3-4130 3.4 3 FCLGA 1150 Processor BX80646I34130
  5. CTurbo said:
    Yes they are compatible. Yes they are better than you what you currently have. For $350 you could very easily get an i5 with that MSI Z87 mobo. You won't be able to overclock that i3. If overclocking is not important, you could get a cheaper mobo.


    what motherboard and psu would you recommend and what will happen if i try to play games with a small power supply not large enough to support the GPU i have? And no i don't want to overclock. I don't know enough about it to worry
  6. Best answer
    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2Z22O
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2Z22O/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2Z22O/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($192.99 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: Biostar Hi-Fi B85S3+ Ver. 6.x Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $282.97
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-23 23:47 EST-0500)
  7. oh ok, i was just about to reply instead of posting a comment i didn't think you'd get notifications. Thank you!
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