Check the compatibility of these components please!


Jul 19, 2011
Phenom II X6 1100t

Asus M4A88t-V EVO

Hitachi 500Gb HD

G Skill Ripjaw Series 8GB

Cooler master extreme power plus 500w

Raidmax Tornado Case

And a GTX 550Ti or Radeon HD 6850 in the future.

Will all of these components work together smoothly without compatibility issues?

Thanks in advance.


First on the compatibility:
At the end of the day they are all compatible, however depending on which BIOS version the Asus M4A88t-V ships with, it might not recognize the Phenom II x6 1100t.
So unless you have a supported CPU available to update the bios, it might not work off the bat.

Secondly on the component choices:
Depening on your usage of the PC you might not need the extra 2 cores, for gaming a Phenom II x4 955 BE would do just as good.

The motherboard does not have an AM3+ socket, so it will not support the new bulldozer CPU's from AMD. So might want to look for one that does.

I would steer clear of the low end cooler master PSU's. Get a similar wattage unit from Antec, Corsair, Seasonic or XFX.

You should also consider: GTX460 1GB, Radeon HD 6870 and even GTX560 as well when looking at the graphics card upgrade.

As a more generic comment, if you don't have to buy this thing right now, wait about a month so that the bulldozer CPU's come out and see how they perform. They should be better generally than the similarly priced Phenom II chips.