Compatibility.

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. :D

DVD-Drive - 22.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151179
SAMSUNG 20X DVD Burner TS-H653N

Case - 49.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119068
Centurion 5 ATX Mid-Tower CAC-T05-UW

Hard drive - 64.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148288
Seagate Barracuda 500gb 3.0Gb/s ST3500320AS

Video card - 154.99 (134.99 w/ 20.00 MIR)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131125
PowerColor AX4850 512MD3-DH Radeon HD

PSU - 79.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171023
CoolerMaster Real Power PRO RS-650-ACAA-A1 650w

Mother Board - 114.99 (99.99 w/ 15.00 MIR)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128359
Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3R

CPU - 164.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115037
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz Dual-Core

RAM - 31.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148160
Crucial 4G (2x2Gb) CT2KIT25664AA800 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM
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Totals
674.92 before Shipping and Handling
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712.29 w/ Shipping and Handling

EDIT: Added component names also instead of just links.
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  2. Write the names of the parts and prices after rebate.

    Your links are broken, and it's bad practice anyway to ask people to click them all just to see the question. You'll get fewer answers that way.

    Here's an example:

    POWERCOLOR AX4850 512MD3-DH Radeon HD 4850 512MB , $125
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131125

    GA-EP45-UD3R, $105
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128359

    These two are good choices, btw.
  3. LOL, you were already editing just as I was typing to ask you to edit and write the parts :)
  4. Dump the Rosewill PSU. Get this PC Power & Cooling 750W for $70 after rebates.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341011&Tpk=S75CF

    Upgrade the MB to GA-EP45-UD3P so you can add a second video card later.

    You may want to upgrade the HDD to WD6400AAKS. Faster, better price per GB, larger. It's 640 GB for $75.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136218&Tpk=WD6400AAKS
  5. Fixed all of this. I had copied this from another topic of mine so the shortened links were what it actually attempted to send you to.

    Terribly sorry about that.
  6. No worries :)

    One more thing I'd upgrade. The Centurion case has only two fans, an 80mm and an 120mm. You could have an NZXT tempest with 6 fans for $10 more.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146047&Tpk=NZXT%20Tempest

    or maybe an RC-690 (if the blue lights of the Tempest annoy you)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119137

    or an Antec 300.

    www.buy.com has good prices on cases usually, especially if you consider shipping costs too.
  7. 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.
  8. Here's a combo E8400+P5Q Pro for $270 if you want. The P5Q Pro is Crossfire-capable and similar to the GA-EP45-UD3P. With this combo, the P5Q Pro comes to $7 less than the GA-EP45-UD3P.
    http://secure.newegg.com/Shopping/AddToCart.aspx?Submit=ADD&ItemList=Combo.147991

    If you don't have Windows yet, get Vista Home Premium 64-bit OEM. That would give you Direct X 10 and full use of the 4 GB of RAM.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116488
  9. I already have windows under control. :D

    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.
  10. Oops, it's CoolerMaster, not Rosewill. Sorry, I looked at the wrong list. Not much better but yeah, CoolerMaster has been making improvements recently.

    True about rebates. I usually get mine, but it takes months. I can see how that can cause trouble...

    The Antec 300 is $61.65 including shipping here:
    http://www.buy.com/prod/antec-three-hundred-atx-computer-case/q/loc/101/207906549.html

    If the Centurion CAC-T05-UW costs $11.65 or more to ship, then the Antec comes cheaper.
  11. RAW-BERRY said:
    I already have windows under control. :D

    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.
  12. Yeah I probably will stick with it. Thanks for all the help though.

    Also, this is compatible right?
  13. Yes, all compatible.
  14. Awesome, thanks man
  15. 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.
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