Sunday, March 27, 2016

Viewing Components

Currently I'm looking at 2 different parts of my computer. The CPU and the Motherboard. They both are great for what I need and will be using the computer for but the only issue is knowing whether or not the two parts are compatible.

I've found a page that tells me what I need to look at for compatibility. For example, sockets and chipsets. I looked at the page for the Motherboard and found that it had multiple sockets. It had FX, Phenom II, Athlon II, and Sempron. I looked at what the different sockets supported and found out that Sempron supported the type of CPU the one I was looking at was, which is FM2. So I was all good on a socket standpoint. I then looked at chipsets. The Motherboard has an AMD 970 chipset with SB950. So I looked at a wikipedia chart for AMD chipsets for what they would require and the CPU delivered on all fronts. My uncle even helped me out and he has an extensive knowledge of computers. So as far as I know, the motherboard and CPU are compatible with one another and I should be ordering them soon.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016


As I continued writing the story, things began to slow down and progression eventually to a halt.

The project was starting to bore me and I lost interest. I had been thinking about switching for a little bit but I stuck with it. Eventually, I decided to switch over. 

My friend Willison is building a computer and I thought that it was a good idea. He was able to use the grant we got from Donors Choose to get his motherboard, but I found a site online that had a list of parts to build a good computer for roughly $350. I've already ordered my Keyboard + Mouse on Amazon. Typically I don't think I would have ordered it so soon, but it's normally $90 but was on sale for $32.

The rest of the supplies will be ordered soon(ish).
I'm really excited to build my computer and I can't wait until I do.