Lab – Research Computer Components Answers

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Lab – Research Computer Components (Answers Version)

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.

Answers Note: All of the components a student chooses must be compatible with the components provided. (For example, the selected CPU and RAM must work in the provided motherboard) You may wish to create a budget for your students to adhere to. Answers may vary.

Step 1: Answer the following PC component questions.

  1. List three components that must have the same compatible form factor. ____________________________________________________________________________________
    Case, power supply, motherboard
  2. List three components that must conform to the same socket type. ____________________________________________________________________________________
    Motherboard, CPU, heat sink/fan
  3. List two components that must utilize the same front side bus speed. ____________________________________________________________________________________
    Motherboard, CPU
  4. List three considerations when you choose memory. ____________________________________________________________________________________
    Answers may vary. Type, size, number of pins, speed, dual channel capability, CAS latency
  5. What component must be compatible with every other component of the computer? ____________________________________________________________________________________

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

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

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

Hard Drive Western Digital


SATA 6.0Gb/s


7200 RPM

16MB Cache


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


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

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

Heatsink/Fan ARCTIC

Freezer i11

LGA 2011 / 1150 / 1155 / 1156

92mm PWM Fan

74 CFM

22.5 dBA


Ripjaws Series


240 pin DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)

Cas Latency 9

DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666)

Timing 9-9-9-24-2N

Voltage 1.5V

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