1.2.1.13 Lab – Research Computer Components (Answers)

1.2.1.13 Lab – Research Computer Components (Answers)

Use the Internet, trade publications, or a local store to gather information about the components you will need to complete your customer’s computer. Information is provided for the components that your customer already has. Use these specifications to make sure that the components you research are compatible with the components your customer already owns. Be prepared to discuss your selections.

Step 1: Answer the following PC component questions.

a. List three components that must have the same compatible form factor.
Case, power supply, motherboard

b. List three components that must conform to the same socket type.
Motherboard, CPU, heat sink/fan

c. List two components that must utilize the same front side bus speed.
Motherboard, CPU

d. List three considerations when you choose memory.
Answers may vary. Type, size, number of pins, speed, dual channel capability, CAS latency

e. What component must be compatible with every other component of the computer?
Motherboard

Step 2: Perform research for compatible components for your customer.

Your customer already owns the components described in the table below.

Component Brand and Model Number Features Cost
Case NZXT
Source 210
ATX Mid Tower
2 x USB 2.0 Front Ports
Bottom Mounted PSU
Wire Management Support
Dual 120mm Front Intake
Also fits 2 x 120/140mm fan
$39.99
Motherboard ASUS
H97-PRO Gamer
LGA 1150
Core i7 / i5 / i3
Intel H97 Chipset
DDR3 1600/1333 MHz Non-ECC,
Un-buffered
32GB Maximum
Dual Channel Memory Supported
1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16
1 x PCIe 2.0 x16
2 x PCI Express x1
4 x SATA 6Gb/s
4 x USB 3.0
$104.99
Hard Drive Western Digital
WD5000AAKX
SATA 6.0Gb/s
500GB
7200 RPM
16MB Cache
$52.99

Search the Internet, trade publications, or a local store to research the following components, make sure they are compatible with the components that your customer owns. Enter the specifications in the table below.

Component Brand and Model Number Features Cost
Power Supply Rosewill
ARC-450
450 Watt
20/24 pin
80 PLUS Bronze Certified
6 + 2-Pin PCI-E
120mm fan
Active PFC
ATX 12V v2.31 & EPS 12V v2.92
$44.99
CPU Intel
i3-4160 Haswell
LGA 1150
Dual-Core 3.6GHz operating frequency
1066/1333MHz front side bus
2 X 256KB L2 cache
3 MB shared L3 cache
64 bit
$119.99
Heatsink/Fan ARCTIC
Freezer i11
LGA 2011 / 1150 / 1155 / 1156 
92mm PWM Fan
74 CFM
22.5 dBA
$22.99
RAM G.SKILL
Ripjaws Series
F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL
240 pin DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
Cas Latency 9
DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666)
Timing 9-9-9-24-2N
Voltage 1.5V
$33.99
Video Adaptor Card EVGA
GeForce GT 740 Superclocked
PCI Express 3.0
1059MHz Core Clock
2GB 128-Bit DDR3
1782MHz memory clock
128-Bit memory interface
$89.99

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