TechSpot

Part compatability

By hilly1238300
May 9, 2011
Post New Reply
  1. I have a friend that is great with hardware and before buying these parts and possibly looking stupid to him i want to make sure these work together. If i'm missing anything please tell me. And can you give me available power supplies.


    ASRock P67 EXTREME4 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

    PowerColor AX6950 2GBD5-2DH Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

    Intel Core i7-960 Bloomfield 3.2GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80601960

    Seagate Barracuda ST3750525AS 750GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

    Mushkin Enhanced Redline 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory Model 996996
     
  2. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,370   +125

    I think you should use a sandy bridge, and that you're overspending on RAM.
     
  3. hilly1238300

    hilly1238300 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 24

    @hellokitty[hk]

    this whole setup runs at roughly $950
     
  4. Teh Snowman

    Teh Snowman TS Rookie Posts: 29

    The motherboard and CPU you have are incompatible. The i7-960 is LGA 1366 and the motherboard is built for LGA 1155.

    You will either want to find a different motherboard that is LGA 1366 or look at a sandy bridge (1155) processor.

    Also don't forget a CD/DVD drive if you want one.
     
  5. hilly1238300

    hilly1238300 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 24

    So replacing the processor with the: Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I72600K, it would all work? And would any optical drive work or would I need a special one?

    Plus a huge thanks
     
  6. Teh Snowman

    Teh Snowman TS Rookie Posts: 29

    Yeah, the 2600k will work with that motherboard.

    As for optical drives, pretty much any one with a sata interface will work for you.
     
  7. hilly1238300

    hilly1238300 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 24

    Ok only 3 more questions. What kind of power supply would I need? And would this fan work?: XIGMATEK Gaia SD1283 120mm Long Life Bearing CPU Cooler bracket included I7 i5 775 1155 AMD and dual fan push pull compatible. Any more add-onsto the tower that you can think of?
     
  8. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,370   +125

  9. hilly1238300

    hilly1238300 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 24

    I've seen standard rigs with almost double the wattage. Do you think that'd be enough?
     
  10. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,370   +125

    I've seen inane builds with overinflated wattage ratings, and a serious amperage deficiency.
     
  11. hilly1238300

    hilly1238300 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 24

    I just don't want it to be under done, ya know. Plus would that fan work? And anything I'm missing on the tower? (other than case)
     
     


Add New Comment

TechSpot Members
Login or sign up for free,
it takes about 30 seconds.
You may also...


Get complete access to the TechSpot community. Join thousands of technology enthusiasts that contribute and share knowledge in our forum. Get a private inbox, upload your own photo gallery and more.