So I'm a first-timer at building a computer, and I was hoping to get some advice from such venerable experts as yourselves. Right now I think I have a pretty good idea of what to do, however I just wanted to make sure that all the parts I have slated for my current build are compatible.
I decided to go the AMD route, but probably will look at a similar Intel build.
Here is what I have planned so far:
Motherboard: ASUS M2N-SLI Deluxe AM2 NVIDIA nForce 570 SLI MCP ATX AMD Motherboard
HD: Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
Memory: G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL5D-4GBPQ
Processor: AMD Phenom 9850 BLACK EDITION 2.5GHz Socket AM2+ 125W Quad-Core Processor Model HD985ZXAGHBOX
Optical Drive: SAMSUNG 20X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model SH-S203N
Graphics Card: EVGA 512-P3-N801-AR GeForce 8800 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card
Sound Card: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer 7.1 Channels PCI Interface Sound Card
Wireless Card: EDIMAX EW-7128G PCI Wireless Card (included this b/c, oddly enough, the wireless network in my dorm is much faster than the wired)
Case: COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UW Black Aluminum Bezel , SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Power Supply: APEVIA ATX-CW500WP4 500W ATX Power Supply
Monitor: Acer AL2216Wbd Black 22" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor with HDCP support
Any suggestions beyond mere compatibility would also be appreciated