Solved Building New System - All Compatible? Tags: New Build Compatibility Systems Product Last response: January 28, 2011 7:06 PM in Systems Share mattg2 January 26, 2011 8:41:52 PM Hi I am building a new computer system and wanted to double check with anyone if all of these components are compatible with one another. If you have any suggestions or changes with this build please let me know. And I am still unsure if I have enough to keep this system cool enough. A little out of order but here it is: Quote:ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942-KKN1 Black Steel/ Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case Western Digital Caviar Blue WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive EVGA 012-P3-1472-AR GeForce GTX 470 (Fermi) SuperClocked 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support ... CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power ... G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL5D-4GBPQ ASUS Sabertooth X58 LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor BX80601950 COOLER MASTER V8 RR-UV8-XBU1-GP 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler Intel Core i7 compatible Thankyou! More about : building system compatible rolli59 January 26, 2011 8:51:19 PM You have listed DDR2 ram! You will need DDR3 ram I suggest a triple channel kit like this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... If the build is for gaming I suggest looking at LGA1155 instead, it wins over LGA1366. Why_Me January 26, 2011 9:26:19 PM Here are some reviews on the Intel 1155's (Sandy Bridge) http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/sandy-bridge-core-i... http://www.anandtech.com/show/4083/the-sandy-bridge-rev... http://www.guru3d.com/article/core-i5-2500k-and-core-i7... http://www.overclockers.com/intel-i7-2600k-sandy-bridge... Related resources Building A Computer - 1st time - is this system compatible ? - Forum Are all these components compatible for a new gaming system ? - Forum New PC build , Guild Wars 2 compatible ? - Forum Building a new system , could use advice. - Forum Building a new gaming system $600 budget - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer mattg2 January 26, 2011 9:59:05 PM Thanks for the replys!! So you guys think I should swap out the i7 I chose with the i7 2600K?? Or switch to the i5? And I also am going to purchase the V8 Cooler for my processor but I am a little bit worried its massive size wont fit in my case, you guys know anything about the size vs the case? Best solution rolli59 January 26, 2011 10:05:16 PM The V8 should fit that case easy. I5 2500K is they sweet spot for gaming and wins over the I7 2600K in some gaming benchmarks. Pair it up with a P67 board and a dual channel memory kit and you have a very fast system. mattg2 January 27, 2011 2:08:09 PM Thankyou! I just swapped out some parts for the following: Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K ASUS SABERTOOTH P67 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard The parts are ordered and if all successful, think i'll start offering a helping hand to these forums and become an active user - I've been browsing toms for years now never have signed up lol mattg2 January 28, 2011 7:06:52 PM Best answer selected by mattg2. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumNew gaming pc build want to see if all these parts are compatible ForumBuilding New Game System - Target is ~$1350 ForumBuilding New Game System - Target is ~$1000 ForumNeed help building a new system ForumNew Build are these parts compatible ? ForumNew Gaming System Build Compatibility Check ForumNew System - Compatible ? ForumNew high end build -Is it all compatible ? ForumBuilding A New System (Casual Gaming) ForumBuilding A new System 1st time ForumNeed advice building my new system (posting pics when done) ForumBuilding a new system , need part recommendations. ForumPCI compatibility question ForumNew Computer Build Forum2nd build, i5 system More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !