I went to my local computer store to look at upgrading my Dell XPS, I7 3.4 ghz, 24gb RAM which is about 10 years old. My issue was to make it a video editing machine. They advised me that it would need a new MB, CPU and RAM (DDR4) as well as an updated GPU.
They tried to sell me on an Intel I5 processor. The editing software I use depends heavily on GPU and multiple CPU threads. My own research strongly suggested an AMD Threadripper. I showed the tech the parts I had selected, MB -MSI MPG x570 Gaming Edge Wi-Fi, RAM-Corsair Vengence LPC DDR4 , CPU- AMD Threadripper 1920x, and GPU-MSI GeForce 2060 Super Ventus OC, and he assured me that they would work together.
After listening to the tech explain the company’s assembly price and caveats I decided to build it myself. This would be the 4th build for me, but 15 plus years since my last build.
I ordered the parts and decided, what the heck a new case would be nice, a Corsair Carbide A540.
Now as I am assembling the machine, I discover a web site: pcpartpicker.com and decided to enter in my parts on their site and low and behold it does not appear that my MB and CPU are compatible.
Can this really be the case?
The Threadripper CPU is the heart, at my budget level, for this new build.
Do I really need a different MB? If so, any suggestions?