Will All This Parts Fit ? (Building a Desktop)

By r3faat
May 24, 2007
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  1. I am thinking of buying a new desktop. But instead of buying a new desktop i was thinking of buying Parts to build on a new desktop.

    Cpu :
    http://www.directron.com/bx80557e4300.html
    + Artic Cooling Alpine 7 Cpu Cooler

    MotherBoard :
    http://www.directron.com/p5lvm1394.html
    + Kingston 1 Gb(2x512)Ram DDR2-667

    Computer Case :
    http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=SB-KB-8890-NP&cat=CAS
    ?(Not Sure if 10bay is safe for my Mother board)
    -Power Supply :
    http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=APGD480&cat=CAS
    ?(Not sure if 24pin or 20 Pin for my Mother board)(Assumed 24)
    ??(There are two Types, microATX and ATX power supply, will ATX work on my mother board ?)


    Hard Drive :
    http://www.directron.com/st3250820as.html
    ?((Not Sure) +18 Pin / 150 / 24 Pin cable to get, for proper use of this harddrive and my mother board.)

    Video Card :
    Already Have a Radeon 9250. (It is very old, and ready to upgrade it right after I get few more bulks)

    Cd Drive :
    an old one. IDE interface


    1. Will all this Work together ? (This is my main question)
    2. Are these all i need to Build a Desktop ? (I can put the parts in right place)

    + = Aslo adding
    ? = Not sure

    Thanks in advance for whoever trys to help me on this Case.
    I know It might take more then 10minutes but you'll have my deepest thanks.
  2. Grafficks

    Grafficks Newcomer, in training Posts: 454

    Your selections might work together...

    The part in question is the video card.
    You say that it is a Radeon 9250 that is very old, so it is likely an AGP model.
    Your motherboard (and all modern motherboards) use the new PCI-Express graphics interface. If your Radeon 9250 is an AGP card, then I think you would be better off getting a new video card along with your new desktop.



    The other parts you selected can all work together, but... (a few suggestions):

    1. The motherboard you have chosen is a Micro-ATX form-factor. This means it is smaller than usual. The case you chose supports an ATX form-factor motherboard, so I think you should get a full-sized ATX motherboard. This way, you have more PCI slots for expansion.

    2. Picking Power supplies is tricky. There are only few brands that are reputable for making good power supplies. That "Golden Deluxe" power supply you chose is a no-name product, meaning it's not a well-known brand and is likely to fail. Good power supply brands include Antec, Enermax, Seasonic, OCZ, Thermaltake, Cooler Master, FSP.



    Now, to answer your questions:

    Pick one that has a 24-pin motherboard connector, because most modern motherboards all use 24-pin connectors (but, if you're wondering, 20-pin connectors will still work on 24-pin boards). You need an ATX power supply because your case is an ATX form factor.

    You don't need to buy an additional cable for your hard drive. Modern hard drives (including the one you have chosen) use a SATA interface. The SATA cable is included with your motherboard. No need to purchase an additional SATA cable.


    That's it. You have all you need (mostly). Just pick a new video card to work with modern motherboards.

    And yes, this did take more than 10 minutes. :D

    Good luck with your build. :)
  3. r3faat

    r3faat Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 25

    my radeon is actually standard PCI interface, so i think i'll be fine with it for awile. I hope all my selections really does work together lol.
    thank you for all your help Grafficks. =)
    good luck to you
  4. nickslick74

    nickslick74 Newcomer, in training Posts: 883

    I agree with Grafficks, the power supply is the weak link. I've never heard of the brand and for $12.50 the build quality would be suspicious at best. You can get a 400 watt FPS brand power supply from Newegg.com for about $40 and save yourself the headache of replacing components iwhen the cheapy bites the dust.

    Take a look at THIS article to see what happens with cheap psu's: http://enthusiast.hardocp.com/article.html?art=MTMzOSwxLCxoZW50aHVzaWFzdA== The Apevia actually started to melt and the PowerTekPro couldn't pass the test at 50% load.
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