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Lab – Research Computer Components
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.
Step 1: Answer the following PC component questions.
a. List three components that must have the same compatible form factor.
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b. List three components that must conform to the same socket type.
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c.
List two components that must utilize the same front side bus speed.
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d. List three considerations when you choose memory.
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e. What component must be compatible with every other component of the computer?
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Lab – Research Computer Components
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
Case
NZXT
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
$39.99
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
$104.99
Hard Drive
Western Digital
WD5000AAKX
SATA 6.0Gb/s
500GB
7200 RPM
16MB Cache
$52.99
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Lab – Research Computer Components
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
CPU
Heatsink/Fan
RAM
Video Adaptor
Card
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Lab – Build a Specialized Computer System
Use the Internet, a newspaper, or a local store to gather information about building a specialized computer
system that supports hardware and software that allows a user to perform tasks that an off-the-shelf system
cannot perform. Be prepared to discuss your selections.
For this worksheet, assume the customer’s system will be compatible with the parts you order.
a. The customer runs an audio and video editing workstation to record and mix music, create music CDs,
CD labels, and create home movies. The customer wishes to upgrade the components listed in the table.
Brand and Model
Number
Features
Cost
Audio card
Video card
Hard drive
Dual monitors
Provide reasons for the components purchased. How will they support the customer’s needs?
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b. The customer runs computer-aided design (CAD) or computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) software and
wishes to upgrade the components listed in the table.
Brand and Model
Number
Features
Cost
CPU
Video card
RAM
Provide reasons for the components purchased. How will they support the customer’s needs?
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c.
The customer uses virtualization technologies to run several different operating systems to test software
compatibility. The customer wishes to upgrade the components listed in the table.
Brand and Model
Number
Features
Cost
RAM
CPU
Provide reasons for the components purchased. How will they support the customer’s needs?
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d. The customer wishes to upgrade an HTPC with the components listed in the table.
Brand and Model
Number
Features
Cost
Case
Power supply
Surround sound
audio
TV tuner and
cable cards
Provide reasons for the components purchased. How will they support the customer’s needs?
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e. The customer wishes to upgrade a gaming computer with the components listed in the table.
Brand and Model
Number
Features
Cost
CPU
Video card
Sound card
Cooling system
RAM
Hard drive
Provide reasons for the components purchased. How will they support the customer’s needs?
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