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building a computer for the first time, looking for opinions on my har

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Ok first time building a computer, this computer will not be for gaming, it will be mailny for downloading, storing, and watching movies via the HDMI port on the motherboard to my TV. It will also be for everyday use. I wanted to go with 2 HDD's. The primary one will be for my OS and other programs, and then my secondary one will be for my movies and other media. anyways here is my hardware.....

CPU: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819103871 99.99

MOTHERBOARD: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813128444 109.99

HDD PRIMARY: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822136544 69.99

HDD SECONDARY: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822136533 89.99

RAM: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820231394 65.99

PSU: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817341017 74.99

CASE: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811119203 39.99

KB&M: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16823109064 35.91

DISC: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16827136181 99.99

I am planning on putting windows 7 on this pc. I was wondering if you guys think the grapics card on my motherboard will work good for HD movies? Also, at first i will only have one disc drive. I want to be able to burn blu-rays eventually, and the one i have now is a blu-ray burner. Do i just need another drive that is able to read blu-rays so that i can burn them? Also, what kind of program can be used to burn blu-rays? Thanks
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Motherboard and cpu should work together fine. Since you are looking at a retail cpu then it will have the heatsink and fan already attached. This saves you money and provides the correct fan for the cpu.
GPU seems to be fine and you can always upgrade later to a better add on GPU.
Below is the slot layout for the motherboard which will allow you to purchase the newer higher end GPU's if you choose to do so later.

PCI Express 2.0 x16
1 x PCI Express 2.0 x16 slot, running at x16 (PCIEX16)
1 x PCI Express 2.0 x16 slot, running at x4 (PCIEX4)

PCI Express x1
2 x PCI Express x1 slot (The PCIEX1_2 slot shares bandwidth with the PCIEX4 slot.)

(Note) The PCIEX1_2 slot shares bandwidth with the PCIEX4 slot. When the PCIEX4 slot is populated with a x4 card, the PCIEX1_2 slot becomes unavailable.
Having dual blu-ray drives should make the job easier for burning them. You should be able to make a exact copy of your disk this way quicker.

As far as software that part I can't help with since I've never dealt with blu-ray media.

Now for the rest of the components:
  • Memory is good
  • HD's setup with smaller drive for OS and larger for backup is a good plan
  • PSU seems to be a good choice but make sure it has enough connections for the future

    1 x Main connector (20+4Pin)
    1 x 12V(P4)
    1 x 12V(8Pin)
    4 x Peripheral
    6 x SATA
    2 x Floppy
    2 x PCI-ESata and PCI-E

  • Case is a good gamers choice with the Blue lights on the front
  • KB\Mouse Personally I have never liked wireless but it's a personal preference.
  • Optical drive you need to make sure it does or does not come with a cable since it is a OEM drive. If not don't forget to purchase extra SATA cables for the future. Power shouldn't be a problem as PSU has 6 STA power connectors.

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