Building a computer for the first time from scratch – will this really work


I'm building my own computer, and I just finished picking out all of my parts. Now I just want to be sure it'll all work before I order it. I'm mean specifically if the RAM & Graphic card will fit on the motherboard I chose.

These are the parts:

  • Motherboard: Asus P5KPL Socket 775 – DDR2 / PCI-E / SATA

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  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E7500 2,93GHz / 3MB / 1066MHz Socket 775
  • GPU: Asus ATI Radeon HD 4650
  • RAM: Kingston HyperX 2048MB DDR2 PC2-8500 1066MHz (KHX8500D2K2/2G) (2x1024MB)
  • Harddrive: Seagate Momentus 5400.6 250GB SATA 2.5"
  • Chassis & PSU: Ace Clubs 2 – Svart (500 Watt)
  • DVD-drive: Samsung Intern SATA DVD±RW 22x

So have I picked the right parts and how will I know what will be compatible in the future?

Best Answer

You've also selected a 2.5" hard drive, which is a laptop hard drive. The drive won't mount correctly in a desktop case without an adapter (although the cabling will work). Desktop drives are 3.5".

Also a 3.5" desktop hard drive will be faster and most likely be cheaper.