Check on compatibility before uppgrade.

granbarr

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I'm upgrading my old computer and I'll replace all the parts except the casing, DVD-drive and a 500Gb HDD.

Here are the list of parts I have chosen:

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 3,4GHz Black Edition
RAM memory: Corsair 8GB (2x4096MB) CL9 1600Mhz VENGEANCE BLUE
Graphics card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 560 Ti OC 1GB
PSU: Fractal Design Tesla 650W 80+
SSD: OCZ SSD Vertex 2 60GB

I don't know so mush about hardware, so what I would like to ask you guys are, first, if these parts are compatible with each other, and secondly, if the PSU is powerful enough to power an additional graphics card on SLI if I want to upgrade it sometime in the future.

Thankful for any advice :)
 

granbarr

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Thanks for the advice!

Then I think I'll go with a Corsair TX 850W V2 80+ Bronze instead :)

And may I ask, when wondering if components are compatible, is it as easy to check if the motherboard and the other component, lets say the graphics card, have the same interface, in this case an PCI Express 16X?