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I have a done about 8+ hours of learning how to build a computer around the web and I think I have looked at everything. I have look for compatibilty as far I Know, they all should work. I am going to use this computer for mostly application and web design. And possibly some home DJing for parties and such. IUC.

Please look at the MANDITORY stuff as that is the things that are most likely not to be compatible. As for the OPTIONAL I'm pretty sure that those will be compatible with almost any box i chose. Am I right?

Can you tell me it all of this hardware is compatible with one another, and your other thoughts.

MANDITORY:
Case: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811208009
Power Supply: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817148024
Motherboard: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813135236
Processor: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819103680
RAM: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820220333




OPTIONAL:
HardDisk: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822148433
Optical1: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16827136137
Optical2: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16827151173
Optical3: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820223111
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I have a done about 8+ hours of learning how to build a computer around the web and I think I have looked at everything. I have look for compatibilty as far I Know, they all should work. I am going to use this computer for mostly application and web design. And possibly some home DJing for parties and such. IUC.

Please look at the MANDITORY stuff as that is the things that are most likely not to be compatible. As for the OPTIONAL I'm pretty sure that those will be compatible with almost any box i chose. Am I right?

Can you tell me it all of this hardware is compatible with one another, and your other thoughts.

MANDITORY:
Case: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811208009
Power Supply: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817148024
Motherboard: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813135236
Processor: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819103680
RAM: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820220333




OPTIONAL:
HardDisk: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822148433
Optical1: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16827136137
Optical2: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16827151173
Optical3: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820223111




Everything is compatible but I would change a few things IMO. I see that you were trying to keep the green theme/color going on but I recommend staying away from the apevia power supply as it has Less than 70% efficiency. For the same price look into the Corsair 650W as it is $99 and after rebate $79.. Corsair is at least 80% efficiency and they probably make in the top 3 best power supplies you can get. Very reliable and far superior to the apevia.
http://www.newegg.co.....k=corsair 650

As for a mobo you can save some money and go with the GIGABYTE GA-MA770T-UD3P AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard. $79.99 and free shipping.
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813128392
I have built several amd computers on that exact mobo and it is the best you can get for the price. Rock solid motherboard built better than ECS and cheaper even though it does not have built in video..

IDK if you want the built in video of the ECS is why you picked that so please elaborate. I personally think onboard video is junk and it will hold you back from doing any type of gaming what so ever and it might barely get you by on video apps.

On memory the one you picked is fine but look into the Gskill. $64.99
http://www.newegg.co...10666CL8D-4GBHK

Edited by jrm20, 26 June 2009 - 07:29 PM.

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I picked that mother board for two reasons.

1.) 32 GB support ram (Future upgrade??)
2.) Build in Video

The last game that I actually played was Age of mythology. (Insert Gasps here) I personal don't Believe that I will be doing any gaming anytime soon, beacuse I personally find more pleasure in learning and programming rather than gaming. Price wise. it is 99.99 for the mobo that I picked its 79.99 for the mobo reccomended. Since I do not require any gamming it would cost me 20 bucks for a cheep viedo card which bring the prices to equal... Also If I do decide to start gamming I could always purchase a video card at a later point.


As for the power supply. You are right I really should go with the
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817139005
Since it will Give 520W rather than 420W (at efficiency) Which may be necessary.

Thank you for the reccomendation. I will change power supplies, as for the external graphics card. I'm not really convinced yet. The only reason that I would have an external graphics card is to play Blue-Rays and HDDVDs... Ill have to ponder that for a while. If I were to get a graphics card(since the built in one is most likely not enough) for that purpose, what would you recommend??

Edited by raisdead, 26 June 2009 - 07:57 PM.

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I agree, the Corsair PSU is a much better choice of course. I thought I would chime in and give you a link to some cable sleeving if you are in fact wanting to go with a green theme of sorts. It is material you put over your existing cables that is popular among builders who like to "mod" or build "theme" computers. I guess that's the best way to put it. :)

CrazyPC Cable Sleeves and their Heat Shrink

Performance PC's Sleeving and their Heat Shrink
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Thank you for that. It make me feel all green inside...lol...
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One of my friends told me that I wouldn't need a seprate graphics card for the Blueray and HDDVD. Is that true and if so, would it be close to the quality in my PS3??
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