I'm not sure if my new hardware is completely compatible
Hi everyone. I am planning on buying a bunch of new parts for my very old computer. The problem is that I am not sure if everything is compatible and would like someone to check it please. This is what I plan on buying:
Graphics Card: MSI nVidia GeForce GT610 GDDR3 2GB 64-Bit OR MSI AMD Radeon HD 6450 2GB GDDR3 64-Bit Pretty much the same, but wich one is better?
Drives: I Already have a 80GB SATA 1 hard drive and a 1TB usb external, and I have a SATA 1 CD-Writer, so is the motherboard compatible with SATA 1?
What power Connectors would I need on my PSU.
Two last question: Can all PCI-e x16 slot (1,2,3) be used for any graphics card that requires a PCI-e x16 slot. Like can I put a PCI-e 2.1 x16 gpu into a PCI-e x16 slot. I have the same question about SATA 1,2 and 3. In other words is it backwards and forwards compatible.
More abouthardware completely compatible
By the way software is not a problem, I can get any Windows in 32 or 64 bit from my friend, but I would prefer Windows 7 64 Bit.
Thank you very much I will come back if I have more questions
Sure thing No problem!!
Just one more: Can a sata 1 harddrive work on a sata 2 or 3 motherboard, and does a cpu need a memory controller for a specific speed of ram or is it for something else? Like if a cpu has a 1066mhz memory controller can the motherboard have 1333mhz ram?