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Windows 7: Will these components work together?

29 Jan 2015   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
Will these components work together?

hi, im thinking of upgrading my laptop to a PC. just i dont know if the parts i picked would work together .. wondering if anyone would give me any advice

M5A99X EVO Rev 2.0 AMD Asus AM3+ Motherboard

AMD FX-8 9370 Black Edition 8 Core AM3+ 4.7GHz Max Turbo OEM Processor


Corsair Memory Vengeance Pro Series Red 8GB DDR3

Graphic Card

XFX Radeon R9 280X Double Dissipation Black Edition 3GB AMD

CPU Cooler

Corsair H100i Performance Watercooler


Corsair HX850i 850W Full Modular Power Supply

im putting all of it in a Fractel Design Arc XL, and using a Kingston 128 GB SSD as a boot drive and games, and using a 1TB DW as a mass storage drive

thanks for any advice

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29 Jan 2015   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium

I think most of the components will work together but with the cooler I am a tad unsure, in the compatibility it says it supports AM3 but not AM3+ though I'm not sure if this would be the same as with Intel's LGA2011 and 2011v3, where a cooler that supports 2011 would also support the v3.

That is what I know, hope it helps a bit!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Jan 2015   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

thanks for the help, will do some searching into the cpu cooler

thanks again
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30 Jan 2015   #4
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot

The AM3 and AM3+ sockets aren't physically different in terms of form factor. In other words, the cooler will fit fine. The difference in the two sockets is the number of pins, the AM3+ socket has more pins in it, but the processor size is the same, and the heatsink mount is the same.

Unless the H100i is woefully underpowered, it should adequately cool that processor. I don't have direct experience with the Corsair line, but it should work just fine.
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