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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hello. I have this mobo https://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/H110M-HDV%20R3.0/index.asp and this cpu https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/products/97143/intel-pentium-processor-g4560-3m-cache-3-50-ghz.html
and i want to buy a good GPU around 250-300$ max. And my questions are:
1) Is the mobo ok for such a GPU?
2) I heard that if the CPU is bad and the GPU is better then i will get restricted performance from the GPU but my question is: will i get only restricted performance or it can also actually harm other parts of the build? like the cpu?..

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It will not harm anything. It will just not be used to its full potential. Think traffic slowing down a fast sports car.


Your power supply on the other hand can damage parts if it's not up to task

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A lot of the time, motherboards don't have any issue supporting most GPU's. So long as the power supply can support the needed power.

You may want to make sure that you have the necessary connectors in terms of VGA connectors. 


The CPU will definitely throttle your performance but that's not to say that you will necessarily have bad performance. Games that run on primarily a GPU would probably do fine, while games that allocate more of the load to the CPU might feel a little challenging.


edit: That power supply should do just fine.

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