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Does anyone know of a site that has a list of mobos categorized by manufacturer and lists all the compatible cpus which would include their model number as well as ram type and chipsets? This is another thing I''ve googled for in the past and have failed to find.

Those of you who do your own builds how do you figure out which mobo and chipset to get based on the cpu and gpu that you want?
Edited by supercold123 - 3/21/14 at 7:02pm
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Does anyone know of a site that has a list of mobos categorized by manufacturer and lists all the compatible cpus.........
Those of you who do your own builds how do you figure out which mobo and chipset to get based on the cpu and gpu that you want?

That list would be obsolete is a week, as new motherboards are released constantly, as well as new CPUs, and then there's bios updates that enable other, newer CPUs to run. And video cards, how often are they released?

Usually, I pick a motherboard brand based on reliability, ease of RMA, cost, etc..Pretty much always Asus though. Then visit their site and choose the board that meets my criteria as far as supported components. That way you get the latest information on what is supported (CPU, Memory, GPU, etc) directly from the manufacturer.
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Oh ok thanks. I always thought you overclockers had a special way of knowing what mobos work with what. I didn't know mobo update so frequently.

Thanks for the info.
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The way I figure compatibility is
1) Socket
2) Chipset

For example, LGA1150 boards were released for Haswell, and there is only 1 chipset series within that socket (Intel 8 series).
LGA1155, however, was initially released for Sandy Bridge, and there were 2 chipset series (6 and 7 series). All series 7 boards support all LGA1155 CPUs (Sandy and Ivy), while series 6 boards are guaranteed to support Sandy Bridge, but most were issues a BIOS update to run Ivy as well.
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For ram many vendors provide a QVL a qualified vendors list of memory supported.

Oc howvere isnt based on anything like that.
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Originally Posted by Sin0822 View Post

For ram many vendors provide a QVL a qualified vendors list of memory supported.

Oc howvere isnt based on anything like that.

QVL lists are just lists of memory that the mobo manufacturer has actually tested, they don't include all the memory that will work though,
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That is true but that is one of the major compatibility lists out there.
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Originally Posted by billbartuska View Post

QVL lists are just lists of memory that the mobo manufacturer has actually tested, they don't include all the memory that will work though,

Do a lot of manufacturer sites list the compatible components of each product? I know intel does for their cpus but other than that.
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