Will these components fit? Tags: CPUs Components Sound Cards Last response: April 20, 2012 10:37 AM in CPUs Share comradeer April 20, 2012 8:43:26 AM Hello everyone. I decided to upgrade my aging PC with some components that will carry over to my replacement pc, namely a sound card, 8 Gigs of Ram and an aftermarket fan. What I had in mind was a Xonar DG or DX for the sound, 2x4GB of Corsair Vengeance and a fan along the lines of this (I want it so that I can overclock my processor a bit): http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Xigmatek/Aegir/4.htm... My main issues are whether the sound card will fit at all, and whether the fan a) fits b) conflicts with the vengeance heat-sinks. Also would a water cooling system be better? Here's a picture of my system (sorry for the bad quality but I currently don't have access to a proper camera): http://i39.tinypic.com/16h2a08.jpg Motherboard: Asus p5q CPU: Intel Q6600 GFX Card: Palit GTX275 Please tell me if you need additional camera angles or clarifications about my system and thanks in advance! More about : components fit wr6133 a b à CPUs April 20, 2012 8:58:37 AM http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_775/P5Q/#... Thats your Mobo specs. It uses DDR2 you would need to buy DDR2 RAM to upgrade, as this is has been passed over now with DDR3 you wouldnt be carrying this ram to a later build. For a cooler just make sure its compatible with socket 775 Why a soundcard? Unless your a major audiophile you wont see huge change from onboard. One clarification.... you see in the photo those 2 connectors on top your graphics card? You do normally plug them in? geogolem April 20, 2012 9:28:09 AM DDR2 ram is also typically expensive because of lack of supply.... The only things you could purchase at this point which you might be able to carry to a new system would be a PSU and a GPU. Related resources will these components fit together and run smoothly? - Forum will my components fit into this Case ? - Forum Have I chosen components that fit together well for my PC build? - Forum Motherboard who will fit very well with my components - Forum Will It Fit? - PC Components? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer wr6133 a b à CPUs April 20, 2012 9:37:46 AM You'd be better off buying a cheapish mobo and an i3 or phenom II and some ddr3 then carrying over the other parts Mobo, 8GB DDR3, i3 2100 = £160-ish ($240-ish) Mobo, 8GB DDR3, Phenom II 965BE = £150-ish ($220-ish) comradeer April 20, 2012 10:37:04 AM Τhanks for your replies! I'll probably put aside this project since I had stupidly assumed that my mobo supported ddr3 and didn't bother to check its' specifications. I'll be away from my pc for around half a year so I'll fully upgrade it when I return. Also, yes, these connectors are usually plugged in, otherwise I would be in the Graphic card forums complaining "OMG Y TEH GRAPHIX SUCKS?!" Mods, you can close this. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedWill these components fit inside this case? Is it compatible? Forum SolvedWill this build work (main concern: will my components fit in the Zalman Z3 plus?) Forum SolvedWill my new PC's components fit in this case? Forum SolvedWould these components fit in a Corsair 200R? Forum SolvedWill the components fit together nicely? Forum SolvedWill these components fit in the CM 690 III? Forum SolvedWill all my components fit into an Cooler Master HAF XB EVO? Forum SolvedWhat PSU plus will all the components fit together. Forum SolvedWill these components fit together (PC Build)? Forum SolvedDo these components fit? Forum SolvedWill my PC components fit in a BitFenix Phenom Micro/Mini ATX Case? Forum SolvedCan this case fit all my components? Forum SolvedWill my computer components fit together? Forum SolvedGood mid-atx case for around 60$ that will fit all of my components? Forum Solvedwill my pc components fit together? Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !