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Wugg

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Check my parts list please? :)
I'm new to building and would like a vet to go over my parts list and make sure everything is compatible, you can never be too cautious right?

Case: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811154095
HDD: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822136775
GPU: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814261107
Optical Drive: http://www.newegg.co...82E168271063357
PSU: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817256061
RAM: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820134492
MOBO: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813130554
CPU: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819115221

Any help/advice is greatly appreciated!
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The link to the optical drive doesn't work.
That processor won't work on that board.
Why only a 320Gb HDD? A 500 isn't much more.

What do you want the computer to do?
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That processor won't work on that board.

Yes it will. A quick look at the motherboard's webpage - support tab clearly lists that CPU.

If you will not be saving tons of photos, songs, or videos, you don't need a larger drive - but drive space is cheap and it is better to buy too much in the beginning than have to add more later.

2Gb of RAM, however, is a likely to be a huge bottle neck. 4Gb for dual channel boards is my recommended minimum, with 8Gb preferred (3 and 6 for triple channel boards). Note on same page, under Support > Test Report is their list of compatible RAM.

I don't see an OS listed. I recommend 64-bit Windows 7. It is by far the best and most secure version of Windows, and you need 64-bit to take advantage of 8Gb of RAM.

Finally, that motherboard has excellent on-board graphics, easily as capable as the card you plan wasting money on. Skip the card and bump up your RAM.

What do you want the computer to do?

Yes, what will be the primary purpose of this machine?
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I read it wrong. I saw it was a 1156 board and then somehow read 1155 processor. Oops.

Technically you don't need 64-bit Windows for 8Gb of RAM if you only have 32-bit at the moment. The OS itself will top out at about 3.2Gb for legacy reasons, but Toms Hardware posted an article a while back that you could use the unavailable memory as a RAM drive instead. They used it for Virtual Memory and temporary internet files. The process will work for 64-bit Windows as well, by the way.
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PAE is still a gimmick, or a trick - along the lines of the Intel HT P4s - hyper-threading CPUs that fooled the operating system into thinking, and treating the CPU as a dual-core CPU. It is NOT meant to deceive people, just Windows. To take full advantage of more than 4Gb, at the same time, you need a 64-bit OS.
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