And also, does anyone have any idea what kind of frame-rates i'd get on Quake Live? I realize it isn't a graphically intense game, but since I play it competitively and am on a budget, I need to get the best framerates for the money.
I just need to know if the parts are compatible, I have picked out which parts I want. The "How to ask for new build advice" is mainly about what parts and where you want to buy them from. I already have chosen the parts, I would just like advice as to if they are compatible.
The memory you chose is not listed by Gigabyte here: http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/FileList/MemorySupport/mb_me...
Yes, it will probably work just fine though, but you asked about compatibility and this is the bible...
I didn't look up your case, but if it does not have a front fan to cool the WD500 I would get one. I prefer the WD6401AALS which is around $65 now but I understand money is an issue.
Yes, the components are compatible. What I'm trying to say is that some of your choices aren't that great. If you posted in the correct format then we could help optimize your build. First off, that 500GB WD drive uses two 250GB platters. The new single 500GB platter drives are considerably faster.
The Antec Basiq PSU's aren't very good. I would have a look at the Antec EA-500 or Corsair 450VX PSU's for a single GPU setup. The motherboard you picked supports crossfire. Are you wanting to leave crossfire open as an option? If so, you should be looking at a quality 650W PSU.
What resolution does your monitor run at? I didn't ask you to post in the correct format for fun. It's pointless to recommend a GPU without knowing what resolution you'll be gaming at. you might want to check out the new ATI HD 5750 and 5770 GPU's. Again, I don't know your budget or anything so I can't really offer much advice.
Oh shortstuff, I'm sorry, I didn't realize there were better options for the same price o.o. Pardon my ignorance >_<.
And my budget for my whole pc is around $620 - not including OS / peripherals. I haven't bought a monitor yet, but I won't be spending to much on it.
You also never said where you're planning on buying components. I'm not sure if you live in the US so you have access to Newegg or not. That's one of the things included in the "How to ask for new build advice" sticky.