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January 5, 2013 7:46:14 AM

Hey guys! I'm considering buying a new computer, was just wondering if everything was compatible. So I've already checked a bunch of stuff, and I know my RAM is compatible with my CPU and motherboard, I know my hard-drive is compatible with my motherboard, my DVD drive is the most generic piece of junk, i'm sure that'll work, my PSU is fine. Is there anything else I should check to make sure it's compatible before I buy? OBVIOUSLY, the CPU and motherboard, have to be compatible, as well as the mother-board and graphics card. The issue with that one is I'm a little too stupid to know how to check myself. Would anyone be able to help specifically with those 3 pieces? <3

It's the

ASUS S1155 ATX P8Z77-V-PRO Motherboard

and

Intel S1155 Core i5 3570 3.40Ghz Quad Core CPU

and

NVIDIA GTX650Ti 1GB ASUS PCIe Video Card

Anyway, thanks for any help you give, appreciated!

- Richard

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January 5, 2013 7:51:30 AM

They'll all fit properly.
But whats your PSU.
You need a good one.
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January 5, 2013 7:56:45 AM

Sumukh_Bhagat said:
They'll all fit properly.
But whats your PSU.
You need a good one.


It's 750W

750 Watt Aywun MEGA POWER PRO A1-750-PRO 80PLUS Power Supply

if you REALLY want specifics, haha
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January 5, 2013 7:57:02 AM

Oh, and thanks a lot for your response :) 
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January 5, 2013 8:03:05 AM

everything will fit fine. Your PSU is fine as well
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January 5, 2013 8:05:47 AM

Never heard of that.
Should work fine.
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January 5, 2013 8:10:17 AM

Okay, thanks for the help both of you
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January 5, 2013 9:35:50 AM

What is with people buying expensive motherboards these days?... Whats wrong with the good old extreme4? I take it you have a $550 budget so this would suit you way better..

Overclocking possible -

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ljPF
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ljPF/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ljPF/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 ($127.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($224.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $552.95
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-05 06:32 EST-0500)

Look at that. I got you an overclockable CPU, way better GPU and a decent aftermarket cooler, for the same price?

Dont want to overclock-

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/vZD8
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/vZD8/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/vZD8/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($224.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $489.97
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-05 06:35 EST-0500)

That build is $70 cheaper and will perform the same at stock speeds.

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January 5, 2013 7:05:01 PM

Interesting... I'm kind of a newbie to this, so all the help is welcomed. And no, it's not a $500 budget, it's a $1000 budget. And since I'm not upgrading, I'm buying a new system, HDD, RAM, a case, etc, etc, must also be taken into account. ALSO, I live in Australia, so shipping could cost more from American retailers, ASSUMING they'll even ship here. Nevertheless, why aren't expensive motherboards necessary? I've noticed a lot of compatibility issues with cheaper boards, like not being able to handle decent GPUs, or CPUs, or high RAM speeds. I dunno, like I said, I'm a newbie. Maybe I'm just retarded... thanks Camohanna!

EDIT: Oh, and I'm not too interested in overclocking.
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January 6, 2013 8:20:18 AM

Cheaper mobos are all right - just dont go foxconn or something. They are all a much of a muchness. Overclocking is the same on most motherboards, so dont stress about that.
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January 8, 2013 5:11:45 AM

Best answer selected by redryk7.
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