Are My Parts Compatiblee?

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#1 Posted by iPoohCupCakes (4 posts) -
This is my first time building a computer so you guys might have to dumb things down for me. Case: Bitfenix Prodigy http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811345017 CPU: AMD FX-6300 Vishera 3.5GHz (4.1GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 95W Six-Core Desktop Processor http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113286 Motherboard: ASRock 970 EXTREME3 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157280 RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231485 GPU: SAPPHIRE 100351SR Radeon HD 7970 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card OC with Boost http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202008 HDD: Western Digital WD Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136769 Power Supply: COOLER MASTER eXtreme Power Plus RS700-PCAAE3-US 700W ATX 12V v2.3 Active PFC Power Supply http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171054 The thing that I'm really worried about is my motherboard. Will my motherboard be able to handle my CPU and GPU?
#2 Posted by pawq4 (476 posts) -

That build is extremely unbalanced build. You paired a very powerful GPU with a weaksauce CPU. I would recommend waiting for a 760 TI and getting an i5 4670k plus a compatible motherboard.

#3 Posted by mikeglancey (168 posts) -

if its gaming i had AMD switched to Intel...... get rid of the AMD CPU and get a better intel cpu

#4 Posted by EraofWar (49 posts) -
Intel build will cost slightly more. However, most Intel boards have PCI 3.0 slots which will help you get the most out of your GPU, and for me personally, i find Intel CPU's to be more stable and reliable.
#5 Posted by Gaming-Planet (14021 posts) -

You you have mini-ITX chassis, I don't think an ATX mobo will fit in there.

I would also get some DDR3 1600 8GB ram instead

GPU is really powerful compared to that CPU.

#6 Posted by EraofWar (49 posts) -

You you have mini-ITX chassis, I don't think an ATX mobo will fit in there.Gaming-Planet

Agreed. Your case might not have the form factor to screw it in properly, which leads to way to many problems. I would look for a mid-atx tower then you will have plenty of room to work and cable management and run about the same price.

#7 Posted by iPoohCupCakes (4 posts) -

You you have mini-ITX chassis, I don't think an ATX mobo will fit in there.

I would also get some DDR3 1600 8GB ram instead

GPU is really powerful compared to that CPU.

Gaming-Planet
What Intel CPU would you suggest?

That build is extremely unbalanced build. You paired a very powerful GPU with a weaksauce CPU. I would recommend waiting for a 760 TI and getting an i5 4670k plus a compatible motherboard.

pawq4
That CPU is pretty expensive. Can I get anything under $200 to go with my GPU?
#9 Posted by Gaming-Planet (14021 posts) -

[QUOTE="Gaming-Planet"]

You you have mini-ITX chassis, I don't think an ATX mobo will fit in there.

I would also get some DDR3 1600 8GB ram instead

GPU is really powerful compared to that CPU.

iPoohCupCakes

What Intel CPU would you suggest?

That build is extremely unbalanced build. You paired a very powerful GPU with a weaksauce CPU. I would recommend waiting for a 760 TI and getting an i5 4670k plus a compatible motherboard.

pawq4

That CPU is pretty inexpensive. Can I get anything under $200 to go with my GPU?

i5-3570k is a little over $200. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116504 Uses an LGA 1155 socket so you will need a mobo with that socket. Then go with a GTX 660 ti or wait for when the 770 ti releases and go with a haswell chip such as i5-4670k (LGA 1550)

#10 Posted by ionusX (25715 posts) -

[QUOTE="iPoohCupCakes"][QUOTE="Gaming-Planet"] What Intel CPU would you suggest? [QUOTE="pawq4"]

That build is extremely unbalanced build. You paired a very powerful GPU with a weaksauce CPU. I would recommend waiting for a 760 TI and getting an i5 4670k plus a compatible motherboard.

Gaming-Planet

That CPU is pretty inexpensive. Can I get anything under $200 to go with my GPU?

i5-3570k is a little over $200. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116504 Uses an LGA 1155 socket so you will need a mobo with that socket. Then go with a GTX 660 ti or wait for when the 770 ti releases and go with a haswell chip such as i5-4670k (LGA 1550)

the 4670k is a pointless buy 3570k overclocks the same and preforms the same @ stock, the 4670k is jsut the 3570k "low power" (when it comes to gaming that is)

#11 Posted by kraken2109 (13035 posts) -

As others have said, a 3570k and slightly less powerful graphics card would be a good option.

#12 Posted by iPoohCupCakes (4 posts) -

[QUOTE="Gaming-Planet"]

[QUOTE="iPoohCupCakes"] i5-3570k is a little over $200. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116504 Uses an LGA 1155 socket so you will need a mobo with that socket. Then go with a GTX 660 ti or wait for when the 770 ti releases and go with a haswell chip such as i5-4670k (LGA 1550)

ionusX

the 4670k is a pointless buy 3570k overclocks the same and preforms the same @ stock, the 4670k is jsut the 3570k "low power" (when it comes to gaming that is)

Ok then I'll just stick with the 3570k.

As others have said, a 3570k and slightly less powerful graphics card would be a good option.

kraken2109
What graphics card would you suggest?
#13 Posted by kraken2109 (13035 posts) -
[QUOTE="kraken2109"]

As others have said, a 3570k and slightly less powerful graphics card would be a good option.

iPoohCupCakes
What graphics card would you suggest?

The best that you can still fit in your budget.