It is compatible, and a great build! Obviously this is on budget. Just saying, if you aren't going to be overclocking your CPU, then you won't need a third-party CPU cooler, saving like $20-30. BTW, AMD's stock coolers are pretty awesome. You will be able to OC most AMD CPUs up to 12% more with AMD stock coolers. But if you don't feel comfortable with what your'e doing, DO NOT OC it by yourself. Ask for help.