Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

Buying a new PC, checking for compatibility

Last response: in Systems
Share
January 16, 2012 5:48:52 PM

I'm going to buy a new PC soon, and i want to know is everything compatible. This is the build:

AMD Phenom II x4 960t
MSI 970A-G45
Leadtek Hurricane GTX 560 Ti
Kingston Genesis Grey 8GB DDR3 1600MHz
Thermaltake V4 Black Edition
Seasonic SS-500ET

Before you suggest corsair/antec and MSI's 560 ti, Antec and corsair aren't avaiable in Serbia ( and i have no intention of ordering them online because it will be a lot more expensive ) and MSI Twin Frozr II GTX 560Ti is more expensive than leadtek's ( for about 40€ = ~50$ ). I'm open to other suggestions.
January 16, 2012 5:50:38 PM

The build looks pretty solid. Are you planning to SLI?
January 16, 2012 5:52:50 PM

Yeah, it looks good. Do you get the ASRock 970 Extreme4?
Related resources
January 16, 2012 6:00:20 PM

aznshinobi said:
The build looks pretty solid. Are you planning to SLI?


I would like to SLI in 2 years perhaps. On MSI's website it says that it supports Crossfire, nothing about SLI... Should i be worried about this?


FinneousPJ said:
Yeah, it looks good. Do you get the ASRock 970 Extreme4?


If it's better than this, i will get it.
January 16, 2012 6:03:51 PM

Yes get the 970 Extreme4 that will support SLI, if you can get it now, I suggest getting a 750w now just to have it so you can SLI in the future since the Seasonic isn't cheap.

Do you have... OCZ there? If you do try getting the OCZ ZS 750.
January 16, 2012 6:08:02 PM

aznshinobi said:
Yes get the 970 Extreme4 that will support SLI, if you can get it now, I suggest getting a 750w now just to have it so you can SLI in the future since the Seasonic isn't cheap..

Yes, exactly my point.
January 16, 2012 6:09:22 PM

We don't even have OCZ :(  Oh God what kind of country i live in...
January 16, 2012 6:15:26 PM

Err.. Here, check out Newegg:
http://www.newegg.com/Store/SubCategory.aspx?SubCategor...
Obviously Newegg won't ship to you, but give us an idea of which manufacturers are there other than Seasonic? Seasonic is a great company no doubt, but it's expensive. Where it says manufacturers, just click more and of those brands which ones are there.

I'm assuming you have Thermaltake and Seasonic? Do you have... Cooler Master?
January 16, 2012 6:33:58 PM

Thermaltake, seasonic, cooler master, very, very few antecs ( only 3, none of which are good for this PC ), chieftec and loads of cheap, horrible chinese brands.

EDIT: Btw. i will need at least 2 pci slots ( those for the TV and sound cards ). Asrock 970 extreme4 doesn't seem to have them... If i decided not to SLI ( which isn't a huge handicap ), would the MSI one be a good board?
January 16, 2012 6:41:19 PM

o.O You don't need a Sound card, the MB sound on current day MB's are more than enough. I'm using my MSI 790FX-GD70 (Keep in mind this is 2+ year old tech) and the audio for my Turtlebeach P11's are plenty. I can hear pretty well, footsteps in CSS and while in battle in BF3. So You wouldn't need a sound card.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
The Extreme4 has 1 PCI slot and 1 PCI Express 1x slot.

As for your PSU suggestion, then I would suggest the Cooler Master Silent Pro 700w or the SeaSonic M12II 750w
January 16, 2012 6:43:33 PM

Ok. Thanks. I still don't know how to fit that PSU in my budget... I probably won't... So, i'm gonna buy the PC in my first post, except the motherboard. Thank you for your help!
January 16, 2012 6:47:03 PM

Both are good PSUs, just go with the cheaper one.
January 17, 2012 10:55:05 AM

Well, since i really can't get one of those 700+W PSUs, i need help chosing a cheaper one. I know that Seasonic is a great brand, but, is 500w enough ( i'm planing on OCing )? I found this one which is only 500rsd ( ~7usd ) more expensive: Chieftec CTB-650S. Is it ok for this PC?
January 17, 2012 9:44:45 PM

Yeah 500w is fine. Don't get the 650S.
January 18, 2012 6:00:49 PM

Good luck!
!