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March 4, 2014 1:02:04 PM

I've decided to start building a computer and I understand how the parts work but I really have no clue how compatability is. These are my parts that I'm unsure of. Of course the SSD, HDD, OS AND other stuff is fine.

Intel core i5-2500k quad-core
NVIDIA GTX 760 2GB
ASUS M5A97 ATX motherboard
Corsair Vengeance 8GB
And a 500w power supply.

This is all going into a 19.2 x 9.2 x 19.2 case.
a b 4 Gaming
March 4, 2014 1:07:50 PM

as long as the case is atx or bigger, it should be fine :p 
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a b 4 Gaming
March 4, 2014 1:16:43 PM

Compatibility is basically like putting a square in the square hole, triangle in a triangle etc. Not trying to insult you, but the concept stands.

You do have a compatibility issue. You have an Intel i5-2500k with an AMD M5A97 AM3+ motherboard. Each CPU has a specific socket type (square). The i5-2500k has an 1155 socket. The AMD motherboard you have supports AM3+ CPUs (pentagon). You will need to get an 1155 socket motherboard in order to use that CPU.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CPU_socket

What is your budget? I think you should change a few things like getting these instead:

Intel i5-4670k
Asus Z87-A 1155 motherboard.

Edit: A good website to help with compatibility is www.pcpartpicker.com. You can compile a list of parts and the cheapest places to buy the parts from.

For example: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Lifeinsurance/saved/3pkm
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a b 4 Gaming
March 4, 2014 1:36:20 PM

and what barto said, the wrong cpu and mobo. if you budget is around $800 or less, than an fx cpu will be better, but if over about $800, then intel.
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a b 4 Gaming
March 4, 2014 1:56:49 PM

Danbuscus25 said:
and what barto said, the wrong cpu and mobo. if you budget is around $800 or less, than an fx cpu will be better, but if over about $800, then intel.


I think that's a little enthusiastic to say. I would say 500-600, but not $800. That's a good sized budget for a decent build.
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March 4, 2014 2:12:34 PM

Honestly, I wouldn't mind spending an extra 100 or so. It's an over time build so I'm not too stressed on spending a lot at once. And my case is an atx
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a b 4 Gaming
March 4, 2014 2:21:31 PM

What is your budget?

Also, you may think on buying a cheap PSU. Don't. Invest in a quality PSU. Seasonic SII or MII. Corsair TX or HX. Antec or XFX Pro.
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a b 4 Gaming
March 4, 2014 2:48:04 PM

i agree about the psu, but everytime i post a build with a cheap psu, this one particular person always says "NO NO dont buy this, its a crap psu that will fry your computer" lol i know he is exaggerating, but if you arent using the full capacity of a psu, you really dont need high quality.
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a b 4 Gaming
March 4, 2014 4:25:11 PM

Whoa. Major typo on my part. "Invest in a quality PSU".
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March 4, 2014 9:18:31 PM

I'm willing to go an extra hundred or two for whatever needs changes
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a b 4 Gaming
March 5, 2014 4:44:11 AM

nicktheepic said:
I'm willing to go an extra hundred or two for whatever needs changes


Ok, that's good. But is that from 500 to 700? Is that 800 to 1000? What was your initial target budget?
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March 5, 2014 7:11:38 AM

Total, I think my build would be around 1,300 but my definite budget is 1,500
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