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Are these components compatible?

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March 3, 2013 5:06:08 PM

I am thinking about ordering some components and wondering if they're all compatible with each other. I had the mistake of ordering a CPU which is not supported by my motherboard. I am asking the tom's hardware community for help because I do not want to make the same mistake and spend money when my computer is not compatible.

RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B
MOTHERBOARD: ASRock 970 EXTREME3 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
GRAPHICS CARD: EVGA SuperClocked 02G-P4-2662-KR GeForce GTX 660 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor
power supply: 650 w

Can my powersupply and everything handle each other and be compatible? I am using this setup for PC gaming and am not planning to overclock

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March 3, 2013 5:21:32 PM

Yeah everything is fine in terms of compatibility.
You haven't listed a PSU specifically, but that setup can run fine on a good 450W PSU.
If you haven't already bought the PSU, make sure it's decent, and drop to a lower wattage unless you plan on leaving scope for SLI.
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March 3, 2013 7:13:55 PM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
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March 3, 2013 7:19:41 PM

Its' compatible yes. Ideal? Not really. The 965 is several years old now and doesn't hold up as well as it used to. The FX-6300 would be a much better choice. What is your max budget?
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