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Homebuilt Compatibility Check

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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  1. Best answer
    They'll all fit properly.
    But whats your PSU.
    You need a good one.
  2. 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
  3. Oh, and thanks a lot for your response :)
  4. everything will fit fine. Your PSU is fine as well
  5. Never heard of that.
    Should work fine.
  6. Okay, thanks for the help both of you
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Best answer selected by redryk7.
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