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Could someone with experience please review the following list of items and tell me whether they are all compatible or not? I believe everything is but this is my first build and want to be 100% sure that I've got the right parts. Also, feel free to criticize and of the parts I have.

http://secure.newegg...tNumber=7190914
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You seem to be missing the motherboard and CPU. Are you looking to go Intel or AMD? Dual core or Quad? If you're going to go Quad core, Intel is definitely the way to go. As for dual core...Eh, I haven't been real impressed with the AMD line, so I would still say to go Intel. But that's probably just me. :)

Good choice on the RAM - I really like Kingston. They make good products. :)
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What the heck, the motherboard and CPU keep disappearing off my list, here are the direct links.

CPU: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819115037
Motherboard: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813131299
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Hi Dan, welcome to GeeksToGo!

Everything looks great but I would suggest a much better build for the power supply, those from PC Power & Cooling, Antec, Seasonic, Silverstone, Corsair, etc. are much better than what you have selected. Good quality power supply gives less risk in frying all your components and also 700W is a bit too much for just a 9800GT, a good 500W would be sufficient.

Here are a few examples of PSU's you should go with. Any from the list would be good for your build (note that the ASUS P5Q-Pro can only do Crossfire or 2 ATI cards, it cannot do SLI or 2 Nvidia cards), just choose the one that's cheapest when you buy your components.
- PC Power & Cooling 500W for $79.99
- Antec Earthwatts 500W for $89.99
- Silverstone 500W for $89.99
- Antec True Power Trio 550W for $79.99
- Corsair 550W for $97.99 (comes with $20 Mail-In-Rebate)

Also, if you can spare $5 more, this Western Digital Hard drive would be a better buy, it has more space and performs a bit better.

Hope that helps.
Kamille
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