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Computer parts compatibility

By FutureStudios ยท 4 replies
Jun 19, 2012
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  1. I'm new to building computers, so please bear with me...
    I'm looking to build a relatively fast computer, not really for gaming or anything, more just for video editing, etc. I have a budget of around $650, and I was wondering if these parts I picked out should work with each other well.

    Motherboard - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813121503
    CPU - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116504
    RAM - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231428
    Video Card - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150615
    Power Supply - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371045
    Hard Drive - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136941
    Disk Drive - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136247
    Case - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147153

    Thanks for the help and input, I appreciate it.
  2. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 11,208   +4,873

    Looks good, everything is compatible. :)

    One thing I noticed is the case doesn't have USB 3.0 front panel ports. If you plan for having USB 3.0 now you can save yourself from upgrading later. If you do plan for including USB 3.0, you might could use a motherboard that includes a USB 3.0 connector on-board.

    The motherboard had a H61 chip-set that was designed for Sandy Bridge. I noticed Ivy Bridge has also been listed in the CPU support list.
  3. FutureStudios

    FutureStudios TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thank you very much! I'm relieved to know that everything will work :) Thanks for you time, I appreciate it!
  4. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,703   +171

    Get a decent Z77 motherboard, H61 is very low end with only 2 DIMM slots and no SATA 3 or USB 3 and may not even work with Ivy Bridge. This ASUS P8Z77-V LX is much better.
  5. hood6558

    hood6558 TS Evangelist Posts: 353   +110

    I see from your picks that you're on a tight budget, but once again slh28 is right, only a Z77 board will take full advantage of the Ivy Bridge CPU and all of it's new features. You can find one for as little as $100 if you're willing to take a chance on one of the lesser brands (Asrock, Biostar). But like man said, Asus is much better, even the cheapest Z77 channel board (the above-mentioned P8Z77-V LX) has mostly the same build quality as their top boards, just fewer ports, features, etc. And they have the best UEFI BIOS by far. Yes, it's $140, but this is the heart and soul of your system and it will make or break it. BTW, H61 chipsets do not support SATAIII or overclocking, so no point in pairing with K binned CPU (unlocked). Find the extra cash somewhere, you won't regret it.

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