Hi, I'm looking to build a computer, and I am not sure if the three main components, specifically the processor and the mobo, are compatible. I can put up other parts if needed. Thanks!
Motherboard: BIOSTAR H61MGC LGA 1155 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
Processor: Intel Core i5-3450 Quad-Core Processor 3.1 GHz 6 MB Cache LGA 1155
Video Card: Sapphire AMD Radeon HD 6850 1GB PCI-E Video Card
There are some other random things, of course, such as RAM, fans, PSU etc. but I figured as long as these three things worked, the other parts would work also. Side note, is 600 watts enough to handle this build with 8 GB of RAM? Thanks!
For reference, the three main components of a system are Motherboard, CPU, and RAM (not graphics).
Yes, these components are all compatible. For RAM, you will need to stay with a two piece set of DDR3 1066/1333/1600 RAM. i.e. 8GB (2x4GB DDR3-1333).
Side note: Yes, 600 watts is enough to handle this system, but make sure it's a quality (Corsair, Antec, PC Power and Cooling, FSP, Seasonic) power supply. Going with a no-name or low-end PSU is like playing Russian Roulette with your new computer.
Is Cooler Master included in the quality brand list? I was looking at the Cooler master Power Supply 240-Pin 600 Power Supply RS600-PCARE3-US, which is about $20 then other 600 watt PSU's that ive found. Thanks again.