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Will all these components fit and work perfectly fine in my Case?

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May 27, 2012 2:29:10 PM

Just double checking before buying.
This case is old and I will be using it since I don't need a new one.
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Docume...

i3-2100
GTS 450
Antec VP 450
Corsair 2x2 4Gb 1333
Asrock H61M-DGS Motherboard
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May 27, 2012 3:35:19 PM

Since the case accepts mATX motherboard I believe you should not have a problem!
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May 27, 2012 3:54:40 PM

The motherboard might work, but sometimes manufacturers motherboards have non-standard mounting holes.

For instance, if you compare the picture of the HP motherboard with a picture of the ASrock motherboard that you're planning to buy, you can see that the holes don't perfectly align.

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May 27, 2012 4:00:53 PM

jsrudd said:
The motherboard might work, but sometimes manufacturers motherboards have non-standard mounting holes.

For instance, if you compare the picture of the HP motherboard with a picture of the ASrock motherboard that you're planning to buy, you can see that the holes don't perfectly align.


what exactly are mounting holes, are they where you put the stand-offs, if so how many are there for mATX?
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May 27, 2012 4:07:29 PM

jsrudd said:
The motherboard might work, but sometimes manufacturers motherboards have non-standard mounting holes.

For instance, if you compare the picture of the HP motherboard with a picture of the ASrock motherboard that you're planning to buy, you can see that the holes don't perfectly align.


I think he will be OK. It looks like the asrock motherboard is a shortened version of a M-ATX motherboard.
What holes there are looks to match to the necessary mounting places on the HP motherboard.

Sometimes, oem pc's come with non standard power supplies.
It might be worth it to check the dimensions of the current psu. The length does not matter, but the width and height should be atx standard which is 5.9" x 3.4"
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May 27, 2012 4:13:09 PM

ModernKamikaze said:
what exactly are mounting holes, are they where you put the stand-offs, if so how many are there for mATX?


Here is a link to the M-ATX standards.
http://www.formfactors.org/developer%5Cspecs%5Cmatxspe1...

The mounting holes keep the motherboard in place and keep the motherboard from shorting to the case.

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May 27, 2012 4:19:16 PM

geofelt said:
I think he will be OK. It looks like the asrock motherboard is a shortened version of a M-ATX motherboard.
What holes there are looks to match to the necessary mounting places on the HP motherboard.

Sometimes, oem pc's come with non standard power supplies.
It might be worth it to check the dimensions of the current psu. The length does not matter, but the width and height should be atx standard which is 5.9" x 3.4"


my dimensions of my Bestec 250w PSU: 5.9 W x 3.4 H x 5.5 D - Inches
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May 27, 2012 4:23:11 PM

Nvidia recommends a 400w PSU for at GTS 450.

It's likely your PSU doesn't have a 6-pin connector.
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May 27, 2012 4:32:06 PM

jsrudd said:
Nvidia recommends a 400w PSU for at GTS 450.

It's likely your PSU doesn't have a 6-pin connector.


hence I am buying a VP-450 which has a 6-pin and enough.
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May 27, 2012 4:35:47 PM

Your original psu is ATX, you are good to go.
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May 27, 2012 4:38:22 PM

geofelt said:
Your original psu is ATX, you are good to go.


oh thank you, btw can I make it run 64 bit?
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May 27, 2012 4:57:20 PM

ModernKamikaze said:
oh thank you, btw can I make it run 64 bit?

Everything can run 64 bit these days.
I might suggest that your ram be changed to a 8gb kit of 2 x 4gb.
Ram is cheap, and windows 7 can keep more stuff in ram, available for instant reuse.
1333 speed is fine.
Look at this kit :
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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May 27, 2012 5:07:48 PM

geofelt said:
Everything can run 64 bit these days.
I might suggest that your ram be changed to a 8gb kit of 2 x 4gb.
Ram is cheap, and windows 7 can keep more stuff in ram, available for instant reuse.
1333 speed is fine.
Look at this kit :
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


what's sdram?
Also I think I should just stick with 4gb since I am not doing any hardcore gaming, just moderate.
But I really will look into 8gb. :) 
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May 27, 2012 5:16:29 PM

ModernKamikaze said:
what's sdram?
Also I think I should just stick with 4gb since I am not doing any hardcore gaming, just moderate.
But I really will look into 8gb. :) 


SDRAM stands for synchronous dynamic random access memory.

Windows 7 64 bit takes up a bit more ram than 32 bit.

No single game will use more than 2-3gb, but having extra reduces interference if you will be doing any sort of multitasking.
Here is a study on the value of 4gb vs. 8gb:
http://www.corsair.com/blog/an902-8gb-or-more-of-system...
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May 27, 2012 5:19:41 PM

geofelt said:
Everything can run 64 bit these days.
I might suggest that your ram be changed to a 8gb kit of 2 x 4gb.
Ram is cheap, and windows 7 can keep more stuff in ram, available for instant reuse.
1333 speed is fine.
Look at this kit :
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


It doesn't say there my MB is compatible

Compatible M/B Chipset:

Intel P55
lntel H55
Intel X48
Intel P45
Intel X38
AMD 890 Series
AMD 790 Series
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May 27, 2012 5:35:15 PM

ModernKamikaze said:
It doesn't say there my MB is compatible

Compatible M/B Chipset:

Intel P55
lntel H55
Intel X48
Intel P45
Intel X38
AMD 890 Series
AMD 790 Series


Good job on checking.
The motherboard qvl lists may not get continuously updated with all the compatible ram kits.
And similarly, the ram kits may not get updated with all the possible motherboards that are compatible.
Still, I would always go with a ram kit thet either the motherboard vendor or the ram vendor says is compatible.
If there should ever be a problem, you will get support from somebody, and no finger pointing.
In this case, 8gb is supported by KVR1333D3N9H/8G
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Here is the full list of supported ram for your motherboard:
http://www.asrock.com/mb/memory.asp?Model=H61M-DGS
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May 27, 2012 5:56:06 PM

does your case have a front fan? if it doesn't the 450 might get a little warm.
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a b ) Power supply
May 27, 2012 6:01:28 PM

You can buy a decent case for $4o to 50. Everything will fit and will run much cooler.
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a c 111 ) Power supply
May 27, 2012 6:08:55 PM

Front panels are going to be screwy, believe me I know. HP front panels are going to be different from standard front panels.
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May 27, 2012 6:29:15 PM

amuffin said:
Front panels are going to be screwy, believe me I know. HP front panels are going to be different from standard front panels.

I have done a couple of them and the connections/pins are all written by the motherboard connectors so it is a matter of comparing and marking wires as you unplug!
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May 28, 2012 3:30:38 PM

Best answer selected by ModernKamikaze.
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