This is the second system I will be building. It's basically a total overhaul of my old system! I want to fit everything inside a MicroATX desktop case because I'd like to get my whole system off the floor. So... will you help me determine if A) everything will fit into my new case; B) all the components are compatible; C) what kind of heatsink I should use with the processor (and if it will fit); and D) anything else I should be aware of?
If I'm wrong, explain to me how I'm wrong -- it'll help me learn how to better build systems! And thanks for all your help! Lets begin:
Here's the case:
Antec New Solution NSK2480 Black/Silver 0.8mm cold-rolled steel MicroATX Desktop Computer Case
Here's what I want to stuff inside it:
Intel BOXDQ45CB LGA 775 Intel Q45 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz 2 x 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor
SONY White 20X DVD+R 12X
CORSAIR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)
Alternatively, I have 2 x 1GB of the same brand and pinset/DDRset of RAM in my current machine. Can I mix-n'-match my old 2x1GB and a new 1x2GB or new 2x1GB or new 2x2GB in the previously mentioned Intel mainboard?
And here's the components from my old system I want to transfer over!
EVGA 512-P2-N637-AR GeForce 7950GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16
Creative Sound Blaster Audigy2 ZS SB0350 7.1 Channels 24-bit 192KHz PCI Interface Sound Card
2x Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD2500KS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
Will it all come together? And again, what heatsink should I use with the CPU? And is there anything else I'll need? Assistance is needed!