Computer build, finally ready to go

Hi everybody,

I'm building a new system for the first time in a few years, and I think I finally have the list of components ready to order sometime this month. The build is primarily expected to be used as a recording rig, using an EchoAudio PCI Layla card that I already have. More cores are good, because I use a recording program that has multicore support. I have a preference for Intel over AMD, mostly because I've had a good experience with them in the past. Outside of recording, I want to make sure that the computer has an HDMI out and enough juice to play some relatively low-juice games like WoW and Sims 3, since it will be doubling as an HTPC on my big screen. I've never built a micro-ATX enclosure before, so that's somewhat of a concern, as I know that some people have issues with space. I don't have any intention of SLI or overclocking - I'm happy to let it run cool and slow. Already have a snazzy couple of monitors with 1080p, so I'd like to be able to run things at that resolution. Please let me know if anything in this build jumps out as a problem, since I know that everybody here is likely more advanced than I am at building :)

Lian-Li Case http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811112222
Gigabyte Board http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128390
i5 Processor http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115215&cm_re=i5-_-19-115-215-_-Product
4GB Memory http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231166
1 TB Hard Drive http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148433
Power Supply http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341017
Graphics http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102859&cm_re=5750-_-14-102-859-_-Product
Wireless http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833166023
Wireless Keyboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823126180
IDE/USB Transfer http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812156101

Again, thank you so much! Tom's is always where I go for hardware news first, and I'm excited to start hitting the boards!
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  1. Hold UP! red flags
    You have a core-i5 processor which utilizes socket 1156. The motherboard you chose is socket 775 and also deactivated. You cannot use a core-i5 in a socket 775 motherboard.
    Also you chose ddr2 ram, when really you will need ddr3 ram.

    The HD, case, and graphics cards are fine
  2. Good call!

    Let's try that again. How about this MB and memory:

    Gigabyte mATX MoBo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128405
    and Memory: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231193

    as an aside, some of the reviews for the MoBo say it may not recognize full amount of RAM unless you use 1066 speed. Would it be better to go with this set instead?
    4GB 1066 DDR3: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148150

    Thanks for the quick reply!
  3. At a resolution of 1920x1080, you may find it worthwhile to get a 5770 over a 5750 for the games you play, or might play in the future.
  4. Forget about the crucial ram. The first choice is better. The mobo choice seem good too.
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