New PC build for a friend: Did we forget anything?

By pyromaster114
Feb 5, 2010
  1. So apparently my friend actually got off his butt and got a job, so he's going to build a new PC for himself.

    He of course doesn't know much about hardware compatibility and the like, so I as always want a second opinion on my proposed part list.

    We'll be re-using the following parts from the old build:

    1) CD-ROM / DVD-ROM (IDE)
    2) Hard Disk Drive (IDE)
    3) Video card [possibly] (PCI Nvidia 8400)
    4) Monitor
    5) Mouse
    6) Keyboard
    7) Speakers

    We will be using the following new parts:

    So, any suggestions, comments?
    Did I miss anything?
  2. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,672   +9

    Guess you're good to go as long as you have an OS and some power protection.
  3. pyromaster114

    pyromaster114 TS Guru Topic Starter Posts: 246

    Yep, OS and surge protector accounted for.
  4. harleyjohn

    harleyjohn TS Rookie

    Your best bet for compatibility questions is to go to the website of the motherboard manufacturer and see what they have listed as hardware compatibility.
    As far as Windows goes, they have a hardware compatibility list for Windows also.
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