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17th of June 2013 1

Are these computer components compatible with each other?

Question by Waffle-ator: Are these computer components compatible with each other?
I was looking to build my own gaming computer or just a high performance computer that can handle games like Skyrim, Portal, etc. And I already chose a list of items that I think might be compatible, but this would be my first computer build so I just wanted to be sure. I will probably be asking various questions throughout this but thank you for taking the time to look at this.

Motherboard: BIOSTAR TA970XE AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS (Is this any good? I got the CPU and the motherboard in a bundled deal on newegg.com…)

CPU: AMD FX-4170 Zambezi 4.2GHz (4.3GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 125W Quad-Core Desktop Processor (I think that this is sufficient to run high end games…)

Video Card: GIGABYTE GV-N440-2GI GeForce GT 440 (Fermi) 2GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card (Would this be good enough to run games like skyrim?)

Case: Rosewill BLACKHAWK Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, come with Five Fans, window side panel, top HDD dock (I got this case with the PSU as a packaged deal)

PSU: Rosewill HIVE Series HIVE-750 750W Continuous @40°C, 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified, Modular Design, Single +12V Rail, ATX12V v2.31/EPS12V v2.92, SLI Ready, CrossFire Ready, Active-PFC Power Supply (Would this be a sufficient power supply for the future because I might be interested in upgrading)

Hard Drive: Samsung by Seagate Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ/ST500DM005 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5″ Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive (I will most likely want to add another hard drive (probably 2 tbs) for more memory but I thought this would be sufficient enough for now.)

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL (Should this be sufficient (goodness I am using that word a lot) amount of ram to run games?)

Disc Drive: SONY Black 18X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model DDU1681S-0B – OEM

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit – OEM

Human Interface Devices: I have a usb keyboard and mouse so I didn’t think I needed to buy another one.

Monitor: HP S2031 Black 20″ 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor 250 cd/m2 DC 15000:1(1000:1)

Speakers: Gigabyte GP-S4600 1 w Speakers

And i think thats about it! Now on to my questions…

1. Do the power/data cables come with the power supply? the motherboard? or the component itself?

2. Are any of these parts bad or non useful in anyway shape or form?

3. How do I even assemble a computer?!? (Well, I’ve watched videos online but they lose me once they start doing things with cables/cords.

4. Are their any additional things I need if i want to build a computer?

Overall the total bill for all of the components comes to about $ 900 with shipping, is that a good price for what it has or can I get the same or similar items cheaper somewhere else? thank you so much for whoever is going through all of this for me and I will try my hardest to mark you as the best answer (if i can find out how) thank you so much and i really appreciate it! any other tips on pc building would be very aprreciated

Best answer:

Answer by Dave Computer Cleaner
Yes those components are all compatible, I also build my own desktops, the power cables come with the power supply, the SATA cable should come with the hard drive.

I would recommend the Intel Core i5-2380 processor combined with the Asus P8Z68-V PRO motherboard over the AMD FX-4170, it costs only a little more but is over 20% more powerful.

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1 great comment(s) for this post

  1. Bryan 3:15 pm 17/06 of 2013

    I am sorry to say but your graphics card does not come close to be able to run skyrim, but yes those parts are all compatible but if you want a computer that will run skyrim here is a build for only $ 500!!!! This site is great and they put up a lot of amazing builds.



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