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December 27, 2011 11:21:51 PM

Hello, I will be building my first computer in a couple of weeks and I'm finding it hard to find components that will certainly be compatible. I've already bought a case (http://www.coolermaster.co.uk/product.php?product_id=67...) but have yet to buy anything else as I don't want to order everything only to find something won't work/fit. So what I would like is conformation that all of my parts will work okay and if not, what I could use instead. My budget is about £575 excluding the case.

These are the parts I have chosen:

Motherboard: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0053GR7GG/ref=ox_sc...

PSU: http://www.amazon.co.uk/OCZ-OCZ700MXSP-UK-ModXStream-Po...

CPU: http://www.amazon.co.uk/AMD-HDZ965FBGMBOX-Phenom-II-965...

RAM: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-CMX4GX3M1A1333C9-XMS3-D...

GPU: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sapphire-11179-09-20G-6870-GDDR...

Hard Drive: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Western-Digital-Caviar-SATAIII-...

DVD Drive: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sony-AD-5260S-0B-Internal-DVDRW...

OS: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Microsoft-OEM-software-intended...

Will all of these items be compatible? I know I will need some SATA cables for the hard drive and DVD drive but apart from that will everything be fine? Also I plan on adding a 2nd 6870 a year from now, does my motherboard support crossfire and would my PSU be able to cope? Thanks.



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December 28, 2011 2:15:46 AM

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Will all of these items be compatible? I know I will need some SATA cables for the hard drive and DVD drive but apart from that will everything be fine? Also I plan on adding a 2nd 6870 a year from now, does my motherboard support crossfire and would my PSU be able to cope? Thanks.


You don't really need to worry about compatibility - everything's pretty standardized and streamlined now. The only time something wouldn't be compatible is if, say, you're trying to use an AM3 CPU on an SB-E motherboard. Your motherboard will be able to support Crossfire, but just to be on the safe side you'll want a PSU with a higher wattage than 700 - maybe 750 - 800.

You have a pretty solid selection of components, I would make just two changes:

For the RAM, AMD requires 1333MHz as opposed to 1600 - most 970 motherboards will support 1600 but for the most part you'll get the most out of it if you go 1333. This would be better RAM for the money (and go 8GB to get the full dual channel support):

http://www.amazon.co.uk/G-Skill-Ripjaws-DDR3-1333-Dual/...

And for the PSU - OCZ are pretty decent, but that's one area where I definitely would not recommend skimping:

- http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-CMPSU-750TXUK-Power-Sup...

I'd also recommend getting a good CPU cooler like the Hyper 212 in case you want to OC later on.
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