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Windows 7: CPU + Motherboard + Videocard + Memory Compatibility

29 May 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit SP1
CPU + Motherboard + Videocard + Memory Compatibility

My cousin wants to buy new Dekstop computer.

Help for 100% compatible and quality for gaming...

No CPU overclock.

CPU = i5 3550

Memory= Gskill Ripjaws X 8GB 4gbx2 DDR3 1600 CL9

Power Supply = Corsair 600w CX600 V2 Builder Series 80Plus Certified

Videocard = MSI R7850 Twin Frozr 2GD5/OC

The only problem he cannot decide if Asus or MSI for Motherboard.

If you were to choose?...


Asus B75 M LE

MSI B75 MA-P45
MSI Global ? Mainboard - B75MA-P45

MSI B75 A -G43

MSI Global ? Mainboard - B75A-G43

MSI H77MA - G43
MSI Global ? Mainboard - H77MA-G43

Is this all compatible?

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29 May 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

They should be compatible with each other. I would go Asus for the motherboard, or my personal fav of Gigabyte. I only buy from three brands of motherboard overall....Asus, Gigabyte, and Intel.
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29 May 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit SP1

Tnx for the reply.

Actually our 1st choice is Asus B75 M LE but our videocard is MSI so were thinking MSI motherboard for combination.

So MSI R7850 Twin Frozr 2GD5/OC + Gskill Ripjaws X 8GB 4gbx2 DDR3 1600 CL9 is 100% compatible to a ASUS B75 M L?
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29 May 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

The brands of the cards have nothing to do with compatibility. The card manufacturer's follow the reference designs of either Nvidia or ATI/AMD when creating their cards, so band is really a non-issue.

The motherboard may be the single most crucial component to a system, so I would worry about brand and reliability there...and for that, the three brands I listed are top-notch.
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29 May 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit SP1

As what you pointing out for your personal opinion... MSI is not your list.

So as your top listed brand

1. Asus
2. Gigabyte
3. Intel.

I'll go for Asus B75 M LE for motherboard. FIXED.

How about the AMD graphics card ?

What is your top listed brand?
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29 May 2012   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

They are in no real order. I prefer Gigabyte to Asus, but that's personal preference. You can't go wrong with either one. I buy Intel when I need a board for a system that isn't going to be tweaked or just needs to run rock solid for years, such as a computer for my in-laws and their family.

I have no preference in the video card area, either. Anytime I'm ready to upgrade, I try to buy the best card that's the best value at the time.
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30 May 2012   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit SP1

Thanks for the info.
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