Buying a computer, need help knowing if compatible parts

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  1. Technically its all compatible but where is the CPU?

    In addition, you may want to reconsider the power supply (not the best choice) and perhaps change the CPU cooler... if not overclocking at all then no need for the aftermarket cooler given the CPU you buy or own already has the stock heatsink.
  2. All looks good to me.

    Memory is compatible
    Power supply has plenty of juice, although not a brand I've ever heard of.
    Case supports ATX and your board is mATX so there will be plenty of room
    Can't really go wrong with graphics card. They all use PCIe and I can't see any problems fitting it in that case.

    Did you purposely not include a processor?


    EDIT:
    Just noticed one potential problem. Socket AM3+ is not listed as compatible with that cooling fan. AM3 is there and they are very similar so it will probably fit but I can't say 100%
  3. This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
  4. I haven't picked out a cpu yet, so the heatsink might not be compatible? I already own the power supply, the graphics card, and the dvd rom. I am buying the case, motherboard, cpu, heatsink, and memory. hoping it will all fit, and that I have enough power connectors.
  5. Ina all four of the posts above, has nobody noticed that there is no mention of a storage drive (HDD or SSD)? Here is a list of compatible parts that you will need for an AMD build.
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($185.99 @ NCIX US)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock 970 EXTREME4 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($89.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Crucial 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($32.00 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Antec Three Hundred Illusion ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $455.94
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-01 19:07 EST-0500)

    Or a comparable (and better performing) Intel Build. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Memory: Crucial 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($32.00 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Antec Three Hundred Illusion ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $484.93
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-01 19:10 EST-0500)


    BTW, do you need to add an OS. If so, then that adds around $100.
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