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dan503

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Hi,
I got a newbie question. I have worked on fixing my old computer that I got from Dell and adding to it but I have never built a computer from the ground up. I am wondering if the following components are compatible with each other. Also, if there is anything that can be substituted at a lower cost but equally good. I am looking at spending between $700 to $1,100 The prices may have changed, I put this list together a month ago.

Power Supply
APEX AL-D500EXP 500W ATX12V Power Supply - Retail
$29.99
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817154026

Motherboard and Processor Combo
ASRock P55 Extreme LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Intel Core i7-860 Lynnfield 2.8GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor - Retail
$416.98
http://www.newegg.co...st=Combo.280657

Memory
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL - Retail
$94.99
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820231277

Video Card
POWERCOLOR AX4650 512MD2-LHV2 Radeon HD 4650 512MB 64-bit DDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Low Profile Ready Video Card - Retail
$44.99
http://www.newegg.co...1-180-_-Product

Hard Drive
Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EADS 1TB 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
$84.99
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822136317

Operating System
Windows 7 Professional 64 bit OEM
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16832116758

Monitor
Acer X223Wbd Black 22" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 2500:1 - Retail
$159.99
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16824009145

DVD-RW
LG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache IDE 22X DVD±R DVD Burner LightScribe Support - OEM
$31.99
http://www.newegg.co...6-147-_-Product

Case
Linkworld 313-07-C2228 Black/ Silver Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
$22.99
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811164096

Total: $1,026.90


Thanks in advance,
Dan
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Everything looks compatible, BUT...

Make sure to read lots of reviews before buying your hardware.
The video card you picked had many reviews and was rated as below average. It is safer to only buy products with "4 or 5 eggs".

I would not use the case you picked. You chose a MB ready to OC with a strong CPU & RAM. You run the risk of overheating those nice&new components with that case...lack of airflow...not enough vents & fans.

The PS you chose will probably work fine. But, if you plan on this build 'growing with you' for 3-5yrs you may want a larger PS too.

A better case + PS will cost more $. But, if you're not set on going with an Intel processor, you could save ~ $150 going with an AMD processor. You'll need to pick a new MB that is AMD compatible, but here's a combo that should work...

CPU & MB $190 savings
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819103704
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813128398

Vid $30 more
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814102855

Case $70 more
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811129021
or ($30 more if you don't like the LED look)
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811129042

PSU $70 more
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817139005

Swapping these out should save you a few bucks and give you a more stable & longer lasting machine.
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