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Bob Barker

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Okay guys,
I think I am ready to build my first computer. It is not going to be top of the line but it won't be bad either. I need help making sure all these parts should work with each other and so on. If anyone could just confirm everything is compatible or leave comments or suggestions on what I can get for the same price or cheaper.

I am getting this all from directron.

Motherboard: ASUS P5QL-EM Intel G43 Socket 775 uATX Motherboard
http://www.directron.com/p5qlem.html

Case: Black Ark Technology ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.directron.com/atx6099.html

CD-Drive: Black Sony CRX230EE ATAPI 52X32X52X CD-RW Drive
http://www.directron.com/crx230eb.html

DVD-Drive: Black LG E-IDE/ATAPI SuperMulti 20X DVD Burner GSA-H55LK
http://www.directron.com/gsah55lk.html


Any help I can get is appreciated....THANKS GUYS! =D
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Welcome to G2G

The short answer to your question is yes, they are all compatible. The only doubt I would have is about the power supply that comes with the case. It doesn't state whether or not it is a 20 pin or a 24 pin ATX supply (that motherboard requires a 24pin one).

If it turns out to be a 20 pin PSU, then you can buy an adapter to convert it to 24 pin...However, personally I would recommend you ditch that PSU anyway and invest in a better non-generic one. Directron.com has some decent PSUs for as little as $30 - $40. By 'decent', I mean non-generic so brands such as Antec, Thermaltake, Coolermaster, Silverstone, Hiper, Enermax or even FSP.
It may seem like a waste to pay for a case with a PSU already in it and to then buy another PSU but it's worth it when you bear in mind that good quality PSU's are not only more reliable but also tend to have better built-in protection. Alternatively, buy a case which doesn't come with a PSU so at least you're not paying for 2 of them...
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Thank you! Well besides getting a different power supply, is there anything else I need for the PC? (Besides monitor, keyboard, mouse and other peripherals)
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Er, cpu, memory & hard drive spring to mind....?!
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Yes, I already had that sorry forgot to mention that.
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Yes, I already had that sorry forgot to mention that.


Just checking!

Can't think of anything else in that case :)
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