List three components that must have the same or compatible form factor.

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1.4.7 Worksheet: Research Computer Components
Print and complete this worksheet.
In this worksheet, you will use the Internet, a newspaper, or a local store to gather information about the
components you will need to complete your customer’s computer. Be prepared to discuss your selections.
1. Your customer already owns the case described in the table below.
Brand and Model
Number
Features Cost
Cooler Master
CAC-T05-UW
ATX Mid Tower
ATX, Micro ATX compatible form factor
2 External 5.25” drive bays
2 External 3.5” drive bay
2 Internal 5.25” drive bays
7 expansion slots
USB, Firewire, Audio ports
2. Search the Internet, a newspaper, or a local store to research a power supply compatible with
the components that your customer owns. Enter the specifications in the table below.
Brand and Model
Number
Features Cost
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3. Your customer already owns the motherboard described in the table below.
Brand and Model
Number
Features Cost
GIGABYTE
GA-965P-DS3
LGA 775
DDR2 800
PCI Express x16
SATA 3.0Gb/s interface
1.8V-2.4V RAM voltage
1066/800/533MHz Front Side Bus
4 Memory Slots
Dual Channel Memory Supported
ATA100 connector
RAID 0/1
4 USB 2.0 ports
ATX Form Factor
4. Search the Internet, a newspaper, or a local store to research a CPU compatible with the
components that your customer owns. Enter the specifications in the table below.
Brand and Model
Number
Features Cost
5. Search the Internet, a newspaper, or a local store to research a cooling device compatible with
the components that your customer owns. Enter the specifications in the table below.
Brand and Model
Number
Features Cost
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6. Search the Internet, a newspaper, or a local store to research RAM compatible with the
components that your customer owns. Enter the specifications in the table below.
Brand and Model
Number
Features Cost
7. Your customer already owns the hard disk drive described in the table below.
Brand and Model
Number
Features Cost
Seagate
ST3400620AS
400 GB
7200 RPM
16 MB Cache
SATA 3.0Gb/s interface
$119.99
8. Search the Internet, a newspaper, or a local store to research a video adapter card compatible
with the components that your customer owns. Enter the specifications in the table below.
Brand and Model
Number
Features Cost
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1. List three components that must have the same or compatible form factor.
2. List three components that must conform to the same socket type.
3. List two components that must utilize the same front side bus speed.
4. List three considerations when you choose memory.
5. What component must be compatible with every other component of the computer?

 

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