will they fit together


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The components you listed are not compatible as is. Here's the detailed compatibility analysis:
  1. Motherboard: MSI MPG B550 GAMING PLUS
    • CPU Socket: AM4
    • Compatible CPUs: AMD Ryzen series processors
  2. Graphics Card: NVIDIA RTX 3060
    • This graphics card is compatible with almost all modern motherboards as long as there is a PCIe x16 slot available, which the MSI MPG B550 GAMING PLUS has.
  3. CPU: Intel Core i5-10400F
    • CPU Socket: LGA 1200
    • Compatible Motherboards: Intel 400 series or 500 series chipsets (e.g., B460, H470, Z490, B560, etc.)

Compatibility Issues:​

  • The MSI MPG B550 GAMING PLUS motherboard uses an AM4 socket designed for AMD Ryzen processors.
  • The Intel Core i5-10400F uses an LGA 1200 socket, which is incompatible with the AM4 socket.


You need to either:
  1. Choose an AMD Ryzen Processor that is compatible with the MSI MPG B550 GAMING PLUS motherboard. For example, a Ryzen 5 5600X would be a good choice.
  2. Choose a Compatible Intel Motherboard for the Intel Core i5-10400F. An example would be the MSI MAG B460 TOMAHAWK.


For best compatibility and performance, if you want to keep the MSI MPG B550 GAMING PLUS, I recommend going with an AMD Ryzen CPU, such as the Ryzen 5 5600X or Ryzen 7 5800X.
If you prefer to keep the Intel Core i5-10400F, then you should select a motherboard with the LGA 1200 socket, like the MSI MAG B460 TOMAHAWK or any other compatible Intel 400/500 series chipset motherboard.