1st time build help with compatibility Tags: New Build Systems Last response: December 8, 2011 8:46 PM in Systems Share tlev1987 December 8, 2011 7:02:30 PM I was looking to make my first custom pc but want to make sure all the parts will be compatible. parts: motherboard: ASUS P8Z68-V/GEN3 Intel Z68 Motherboard - ATX, Intel Z68 Express, Socket H2 (LGA1155), 2200MHz DDR3 (O.C.), SATA 6.0 Gb/s, RAID, 8-CH Audio, Gigabit LAN, USB 3.0, PCIe 3.0, CrossFireX/SLI, Bluetooth CPU: Intel Core i5 650 Processor BX80616I5650 - 3.20GHz PSU: Corsair CMPSU-750TXV2 Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 Power Supply - 750 Watts, ATX, 140mm Fan, 80 Plus Bronze, SLI Ready, Active PFC RAM: Corsair CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9 Vengeance 16GB PC12800 DDR3 RAM - 1600MHz, 4x4096MB, Non-ECC, Unbuffered GPU: EVGA 01G-P3-1561-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti Free Performance Boost Video Card - 1GB, GDDR5, PCI-Express 2.0 (x16), Dual DVI, HDMI, DirectX 11, SLI Ready HDD: Western Digital WD5002AALX Caviar Black Hard Drive - 500GB, 3.5", SATA 6Gbps, 7200 RPM, 32MB Case: Cooler Master RC-430-KWN1 Elite 430 Mid Tower ATX Case - ATX/Micro-ATX, USB, Audio, 120mm Blue LED Fan, Black Heat sink cooler: Corsair CWCH60 Hydro Series H60 High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler - Socket LGA775, LGA1155, LGA1156, LGA1366, Core i5, Core i7 All these parts are from comp usa but being pretty new with pc building just wanted to check if everything would work before I spend all the money. More about : 1st time build compatibility | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove sosofm December 8, 2011 7:33:48 PM Your processor is for socket 1156 you need an cpu for 1155 socket. Ill recomend you i5 2400 quad core. If you wanna overclock go with i5 2500k : http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-de... If you don't wanna make SLI change the power supply with this http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-de... and you will be in the same price range. | Report abuse tlev1987 December 8, 2011 7:58:49 PM Thanks for the info sosofm. I'll probably go with the i5 2500k then. I guess the rest of it is compatible. | Report abuse raptorxrx December 8, 2011 8:46:44 PM It is doubt able that you need that much RAM, but your choice. i5-2500k is the way to go, and get a Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo to go with it. At least that is what I would do. Other than the CPU, ya compatible. | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Systems>1st time build help with compatibility> Related ressources: Forum1st time build help with compatibility Forum1st time build -please help with components b4 my head explodes Forum1st Gaming Rig... Noob Questions. (Mostly Compatibility ) Forum1st time build plus questions Forum1st Build in a long time.....Help Appreciated Forumhttp://www.tomshardware.com/forum/ [...] ild-advice Forum1st time building a PC Forum1st Time Build - i7 non gaming Please Help ! Forum$600-$800 Gaming PC Build , 1st Time so I need help ! ForumGaming PC Silent Mini tower 1st time build Forum1st time build ForumNeed some advice on my 1st time build Forum1ST BUILD , NEED HELP WITH COMPATIBILITY ForumCompatibility help for 1st time builder Forum1st time build help - $1750 Gaming PC Build Forum( help , 1st build ) Gigabyte Z77X-D3H + PNY GTX 550 ti = beware ForumVERY Novice ( 1st Time Builder) Please help ! - i5 Gaming Build ForumBuilding 1st computer: Compatibility and Cost ForumHelp Building $700 Gaming PC Forum[Solved] $800 Gaming PC - Compatibility/etc More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !