Solved

Compatibility Check?

CPU - Intel i5 2500k
MOBO - ASRock Z77 Extreme4
GPU - Sapphire RAdeon HD 6870
RAM - Corsair Vengance 8gb 1600mhz
CASE - NZXT Phantom
PSU - XFX 850w 80+
DRIVE - Asus DRW-24B5ST 24x
HDD - 1TB Seagate

Are these parts compatible?
7 answers Last reply Best Answer
More about compatibility check
  1. Yep, its all good. Just some general comments on the build.

    Overkill power supply. Get a 600W for single GPU, 750W for dual.
    Sandy Bridge and Z77 are compatible, but not optimized for each other. Get either 3570k or a Z68 board (preferably the 3570k).
  2. corsair ram is a no no if you plan to install a heatsink. get gskill ripjaws or mushkin blackline ram instead.

    also, id get a p8z77-v LK board instead since asrock from what i heard was cheaping out on power delivery caps
  3. Already purchased the 2500k just down to personal opinion and what 750w power supply would you recommend modular if possible for £85 or lower?
  4. Also would a z77 board lower my performance compared to a z68?
  5. Z77 boards are optimized for Ivy Bridge. Since you´ve got the 2500K, then get yourself a Z68 board.
  6. Best answer
    DECL4N said:
    Already purchased the 2500k just down to personal opinion and what 750w power supply would you recommend modular if possible for £85 or lower?


    the xfx xxx 750w is around 96 pounds but it is more efficent and quieter than the standard 80+bronze.

    heres the link

    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA-001-XF&groupid=701&catid=123&subcat=

    theres virtually no diference between the z68 and z77 chipsets other than the z68 is a bit older. either one works and is just as good. id go with z77 as the manufacturers tend to add more new features that the last generation didnt have
  7. Best answer selected by DECL4N.
Ask a new question

Read More

New Build Compatibility Systems