System Builders Checklist

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System Builders Checklist

Postposted on Sun Jan 14, 2007 10:23 pm

This list does not apply 100% to all systems being built but I think almost everybody has forgotten a needed part at one time or another.

Inside the case

CPU ________________________________ Make sure it's compatible with your motherboard
CPU Cooler __________________________ Make sure it's compatible with your motherboard if you're not using the stock cooler that comes with your processor
Motherboard _________________________ With or without integrated graphics?
Memory _____________________________ Make sure it's compatible with your motherboard
SSD and/or Hard Drive ________________
DVD and/or Blu-ray Drive ______________
Backup Device _______________________
Video Card __________________________ Is your case full-height or slim-line?
Sound Card __________________________ Built into most motherboards
Network Card ________________________ Built into most motherboards
Power Supply ________________________
Media Card Reader ____________________
Cable Management ____________________


Outside the Case

Case _________________________
Keyboard _____________________
Mouse ________________________
Speakers ______________________
Monitor _______________________
Operating System ______________
Applications Software __________
System Accessories ____________
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