Take the 2-minute tour ×
Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I'm building my own computer, and I just finished picking out all of my parts. Now I just want to be sure it'll all work before I order it. I'm mean specifically if the RAM & Graphic card will fit on the motherboard I chose.

These are the parts:

  • Motherboard: Asus P5KPL Socket 775 - DDR2 / PCI-E / SATA

alt text

  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E7500 2,93GHz / 3MB / 1066MHz Socket 775
  • GPU: Asus ATI Radeon HD 4650
  • RAM: Kingston HyperX 2048MB DDR2 PC2-8500 1066MHz (KHX8500D2K2/2G) (2x1024MB)
  • Harddrive: Seagate Momentus 5400.6 250GB SATA 2.5"
  • Chassis & PSU: Ace Clubs 2 - Svart (500 Watt)
  • DVD-drive: Samsung Intern SATA DVD±RW 22x

So have I picked the right parts and how will I know what will be compatible in the future?

share|improve this question
2  
suggestion: instead of linking to an offsite parts list, list them in your post. –  quack quixote Mar 18 '10 at 11:51
    
I did that at first but i'm not allowed to post more than one link, so i can't link to the website. –  user31487 Mar 18 '10 at 15:19
    
if you list the individual parts (eg with model #s) you don't need an external link. also, you can add additional URLs in comments. –  quack quixote Mar 18 '10 at 15:27
    
Alright, i'll do that next time. :) –  user31487 Mar 18 '10 at 15:34
1  
There! I tried fixing your question, though I generally dislike questions that are so localised and would rather "teach" people how to find out if computer parts are compatible or give them a site that checks it for them! –  Ivo Flipse Mar 19 '10 at 22:49
show 1 more comment

2 Answers 2

You've also selected a 2.5" hard drive, which is a laptop hard drive. The drive won't mount correctly in a desktop case without an adapter (although the cabling will work). Desktop drives are 3.5".

Also a 3.5" desktop hard drive will be faster and most likely be cheaper.

share|improve this answer
    
missed that. Thanks shf –  brice Mar 18 '10 at 9:15
    
Thanks :) Do you think this one would be OK? webhallen.com/prod.php?id=66905 Appreciate it! –  user31487 Mar 18 '10 at 15:21
    
Yes that drive will work. Really any 3.5" SATA drive is going to work fine. –  shf301 Mar 18 '10 at 23:52
    
Perfect! Thanks :) –  user31487 Mar 19 '10 at 18:41
add comment

Hey, I don't speak swedish, but the parts look compatible with one another.

There is a problem, though.

The case is microATX while the mother board is an ATX motherboard. Ie: The motherboard will not fit in the case!

maybe you could go for the Heros4 instead, which comes with 500W PSU, is the same price, and takes ATX motherboards?

share|improve this answer
    
Thanks for your advice brice. :) That sounds like a pretty logical idea, i changed it ^^ Appreciate your help. :) –  user31487 Mar 17 '10 at 22:05
    
Unless you have need of full ATX for the extra PCIe slots or particular features of that board, I'd be more tempted to go for a microATX motherboard eg the "Asus - Socket 775 - uATX Intel G31 (P5KPL-AM/PS)" listed on that site. Also given that it's a test machine, I'd go for the E5300 CPU as it is substantially cheaper whilst still being a very capable processor, and ideal for experimenting with overclocking. –  Bonus Mar 18 '10 at 5:59
    
Are you referring to this motherboard? webhallen.com/prod.php?id=104733 Unfortunately, it says it's only a demo and no cables and accessories are included. Also, there guaranty is much shorter on demo products. I think i'll stay with the CPU i chose though. –  user31487 Mar 18 '10 at 15:32
add comment

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.