First time building a computer

By Haukar
Jan 8, 2009
  1. Hi,

    I have very old computer and now I decided to build new one. I did some reading and already choosen parts:

    (MSI K9N SLI-2F, nForce570 SLI ATX)
    GPU (Geforce 9800 gtx+ sli)
    CPU (AMD ATHLON 64 X2 6000+ am2+)
    HDD (SeaGate 320 GB)
    DDR2 (2gb 800mhz (Kingston Dimm) x2
    ZALMAN CPU COOLER S.478/775/AM2/754/ 939

    I want to know is these parts compatible with each other?
    Is it bad that motherboard has am2 socket while CPU has am2+?
    650w would be enough for this system?
  2. rev_olie

    rev_olie TS Guru Posts: 560

    Couple of things really.

    They all will work together, however:

    • That mobo is know to get very hot. Take a look here

      The question was whether it get hot and the reply was posted
      The quote in particular is this:
      Just in case you were thinking about Overclocking.

    • The sockets will work together. Am2 and Am2+ are compatible and are really only difference in speed.[/*]

    • 650 should be fine for that system. However if you can get more then i would.[/*]

    The only thing i was unable to check was the RAM. I'm sure that will work fine but its best to check if you can post a link

    Also i'm not sure about the CPU cooler. I know Am2 and Am2+ are compatible but I'm not to sure about the fan socket.

    Apart from the last 2 it should work together.
  3. Haukar

    Haukar TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for answer but I already decided to change motherboard to k9n2 sli platinum nforce 750a and cpu to athlon 7750
  4. rev_olie

    rev_olie TS Guru Posts: 560

    Thats good, it will makle thing easier in the long run
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