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Database of motherboard specs?


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#1 Jongo123

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Posted 30 July 2014 - 03:04 PM

I want to try building a PC. I want to buy a motherboard, CPU and RAM on eBay. I already have pretty much everything else.

I'm having trouble telling which chips are compatible with which motherboards. Is there a good database of the specs for various models? Basically, I need to know for a given motherboard a list of supported CPUs, maximum RAM, and RAM type.

I've been Googling the various names, but often can't find any information at all.



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#2 Alex&Vanko

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Posted 30 July 2014 - 03:09 PM

Hallo Jongo123 and :welcome:

What are everything else components and for what will you use PC.

 

Thank you!



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Posted 30 July 2014 - 03:19 PM

Also budget you have to spend.



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Posted 30 July 2014 - 04:05 PM

The best way, IMO...is to just use Google to search for the specific motherboard specs.

 

Best option from there...manufacturer website.

 

2d option:  Specs as listed by Newegg or other retailer ad.

 

There are motherboard database websites...but I would not use them before the first two options I've listed.  I've never had to use a motherboard database website.

 

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Posted 30 July 2014 - 06:26 PM

are you going with AMD or Intel CPU?

 

is the case full size or a mini?

 

the RAM is mostly ddr3 now, but the newest ddr4 is in transition....


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Posted 30 July 2014 - 07:03 PM

If you want detailed specifications and supported CPU and memory lists the manufacturers own site is the best place to get it.

 

PC Partpicker is also a useful site because it allows you to put together parts lists and checks compatibility on them.  It also helps to find who's selling the part cheapest.  For example if you start by adding an AMD A10-7850K CPU to your "build", it will then only display compatible FM2+ motherboards in that section.


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#7 Jongo123

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Posted 30 July 2014 - 10:21 PM

hamluis, as I already said, I have tried Google and can't find the information.

 

You say there are  websites. Please direct me to some.

 

 

Synergy, I haven't ruled out either one.

 

 

Jonuk, I'll try that site.


Edited by Jongo123, 30 July 2014 - 10:22 PM.


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Posted 31 July 2014 - 02:18 AM

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/YQp7GX

 

a little creative solution. intel socket 1150 with an i5 and the motherboard and the RAM


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Posted 31 July 2014 - 03:59 PM

Motherboard Database Websites

 

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