I just want to check the compatibility of my build. I am new to hardware, and it's aspects but I know a little bit, and from what I can see it is fully compatible, although a second opinion would really be appreciated as I am getting ready to purchase this and don't want to be disappointed upon its arrival.
Thanks in advance.
Also this is a gaming rig and opinions on it would be awesome for future references.
Both the hard drive and Motherboard are a bit out of my price range. Sorry for not mentioning that either... This was poorly written very sorry. Price range is really about $700 w/ shipping, so I'm already pushing it.
Also I don't believe the PSU I have is Rosewill, unless I am mistaken.
EDIT: and the case is also a bit expensive. lol I also don't like basing my build price with MIR's because they often fail.
I really like my current motherboard. It's very solid. I don't think I will be upgrading to two video cards, but if I ever wanted to I would replace both the Motherboard and get a new card.
I have heard, and seen some poor reviews of ASUS Motherboards, from friends and others, and would like to steer away.
Yeah, but how many of those bad reviews were about SLI motherboards, like the P5N-D or the Striker Extreme? Those were disasters, but the blame lies with nVidia chipsets rather than Asus. With the P45 chipset from Intel everybody has a better experience AFAIK, including Asus and Gigabyte. Anyway, sure, go for the GA-EP45-UD3R then, it's good. I have a Gigabyte MB myself these days too and it's not bad at all.
I don't mean to be a thread necro, but I really wish I had listened and spent the extra money to upgrade the HDD and the case. I've run into heating issues in the past, so I had to lower my room temperature a bit. And as for the HDD, it just bricked with the BSY firmware loop yesterday. This was my first, and last seagate drive. I'll be sure to listen when everyone tells me to go with WD next time. Although, if I'm understanding this correctly, my data should be recoverable, so long as the drive is still spinning.
Just figured I'd give a heads up to any new builders out there. These guys know what they're talking about for the most part, and it's in your best interest to listen, even if it means having to wait longer to obtain the money to buy the parts.