I am building a computer for the first time and have spent a considerable amount of time looking into hardware and trying several builds. It has been mind boggling with all of the specs, capatibility issues and prices. I'm trying to build a system that I can upgrade with more RAM and a better video card later, as I'm trying to stay under $700. I am going to use the computer for basic internet browsing, and games like Warhammer Online. I'm not looking to OC the machine, I just want a reliable computer for basic needs.
I am going to use a SATA HD and an IDE DVD/CD drive. Will this cause any problems/issues? I have been looking at this site too for advice and I'm so glad I found it. The people here really know what they are doing and this site should be supported by all the hardware companies, because I know it has given me the nerve to consider building my own machine when I would not have otherwise.