Are all these parts compatible?

By Louis90B
Jan 16, 2016
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  1. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,556   +2,900

    Looks good to me.
  2. Cycloid Torus

    Cycloid Torus TS Evangelist Posts: 1,660   +309

    While your selections look good, you can't place too much reliance on a "drive-by" assessment.

    When I approach a build, I start with the way I am going to use the system - office, gaming, storage, etc. My first selection based on use is the CPU. When I am happy with that choice, I go to find a motherboard which fully supports it. Then I go to the motherboard specifications and make my selection of compatible RAM. Selection of graphics card is next, followed by storage, display and case (you might want to add a DVD). Last thing is to check the total load in order to properly size the power supply (while watching out for special needs like a high amperage +12v rail, heavy +5v use by USB, etc).

    If I were to do a build today, I would be sure to include ideas like DX12, Windows 10 , multi-core processor and displayport v1.3 - to make sure what I'm doing will make sense a year or two from now.

    You seem to have done all this.

    "Measure twice, cut once."
    cliffordcooley likes this.

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