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#1 Slade-

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Posted 07 August 2010 - 11:53 AM

im getting ready to start building my own pc and doing so i ran into a few questions.
Im going to be buying my mother board from asus and other parts from other companies.
My concern is if i ran a asus motherboard and a seagate harddrive also a NVIDIA Quadro4 graphic card. Is all this compatible with each other?
I dont want to buy everything and some of it not work because the motherboard isnt compatible with ea other.
Does the CPU (Processor) matter as well?

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#2 Slade-

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Posted 07 August 2010 - 12:17 PM

Wow... so many views and no answers. Lame forum.

Edited by Slade-, 07 August 2010 - 12:21 PM.


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Posted 07 August 2010 - 12:31 PM

Hello and welcome to Bleepingcomputer.

To your questions above, it would be easier if we knew what Asus motherboard you had your eye on, then a suitable answer can be given.

The type of processor you'd need depends on what motherboard you plan on purchasing. In other words, not all processors will fit all motherboards, plus you have both AMD and Intel brand processors which use different form factors.

The same goes with video cards, there are currently several types of video cards out there, on-board (built into motherboard) PCI, PCI-E, PCI-EX16 and AGP

If your hard drive is SATA or SATA II there's a chance your hard drive will work with a newer motherboard, but make sure it supports SATA II if you don't want problems in the future with not getting the data flow speed the device is intended to give.

Make sure you consider the type of RAM you will need and that the motherboard supports it.

You really want to keep the thought in mind to purchase everything which supports the 64 Bit technology.

Windows 7 comes with a 64 Bit installation disk and Windows 8 definitely will be 64 bit technology, so its better to plan ahead and be ready, because I seriously do not think Windows 8 will work on older 32 bit only machines.

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Posted 07 August 2010 - 02:03 PM

Wow... so many views and no answers. Lame forum.


Don't think that the "Page Views" count to members actually looking at your post. There are guests and search engine bots that help contribute to the page views.

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To answer your question, brands have nothing to do with compatibility.




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