Okay if you will go to the following link and download the spreadsheet I would appreciate it. I'm needing some help to find out if all the hardware I have selected will work together. Also, I have no case. I can't seem to find one to work with the motherboard.
If anyone can recommend me a better, cheaper, or both hardware let me know!
As for the DVD Drive. I am wanting one that doesn't take about 2 hours to burn a dvd.
Hey everything looks fine and is compatible, the dvd drive is fine they are all about the same in that price range as I have an LG also.
You might can save a little by going with a cheaper mobo but that is a good pick and I also recommend to go ahead and buy 4gb of ram total since DDR2 ram is so cheap now..
As for a case any standard ATX case will work you have so many to pick from and I leave that up to the customer always when I build them.
If you are stuck on that budget it is a good overall build but for $250-$300 more you can go the Intel core i7 route as they are faster chips but the mobos are expensive for them and the DDR3 ram is more expensive.
For $1200 you really cannot go wrong with that build. Sooner or later they will be lowering the video card prices very slightly as newer and newer cards are coming out quickly.