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build pc from old parts for friend.-- compatability?

by dfgtgrfc / September 14, 2013 3:40 PM PDT

I'd like to build a pc from old parts for a friend and would like to know if there is a quick way to tell if all the parts are compatible with one another. For example, would motherboard X be compatible with cpu Y, and would cpu Y be compatible with fan Z, etc. I plan to purchase half or more of the parts online, perhaps on ebay and/or amazon.

Thanks guys.

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Same as before.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 15, 2013 12:49 AM PDT

If you have a motherboard you go to the maker's site and look at the CPU list for that board.

Are you trying to avoid this work?

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I second the motion. If you've got a motherboard, first go
by VAPCMD / September 15, 2013 1:32 AM PDT

the mfg's website and see what CPU's (and other stuff like RAM, GPU) it accepts.

Once you get a list, you could post the proposed (detailed) list here for comment.


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