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Advise on Hardware Compatibility - First time Build

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February 27, 2010 2:46:45 AM

Mobo - Gigabyte GA-785GMT-USB3
Case - Coolermaster CM690
PSU - 500W
Ram - G.Skill 4GB DDR3 1600MHz F3
Graphics Card - ATI 5770
Keyboard - Logitech G19
Mouse – Logitech G9x
Headset – Logitech G35
HDD – Samsung Spinpoint F3
5 -1 card reader
Speakers – Logitech X-540
SoundCard – Creative X-Fi Xtreme
OS – Win 7 Ultimate

I just want to know If all these hardware compatible with each other, also do i need other hardware or software to complete my build? Like do i need to buy extra cables? and is the 500W psu enough? (it comes with the case)

This is my first build so I'm abit nervous so I need help from you guys - Love and thank you for all of you that help me and give me extra tips :) 
February 27, 2010 3:19:44 AM

tough to know what your power requirements are going to to be w/o knowing your CPU. i've never had good experiences w/ the stock PSU that come w/ cases. its always the most undernoticed part, and its very crucial. Go w/ a brand you know and trust. I've always like BFG.
http://educations.newegg.com/tool/psucalc/index.html
if your going w/ DDR3 memory, get 3 sticks to make the most use of it. I recommend 6GB, i think anything more is wasteful.
As for Win7 Ultimate, if you need some of the extras it provides fine... but if not, then i'd just stick w/ the Windows 7 Home Premium
If you can get a mouse + keyboard combo, they are usually cheaper

sry for the random order of things in the reply
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February 27, 2010 3:20:51 PM

The no name PSU has me uncomfy. here's a Case / OSU combo to consider (can 5,000 newegg buyers have made a bad case choice ? :)  PU gets a 9.0 performance rating on jonnyguru.com

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hard Drives - Check out the performance charts and pick whatever 500 GB per platter drive performs best under your usage patterns. The 2 TB WD Black and LX from Seagate are good choice but at smaller capacities, you are limited to the Seagate 7200.12 or the Spinpoint F3. The 7200.12 excels in gaming, multimedia and pictures whereas the F3 wins at music and movie maker. See the comparisons here (copy past link in manually, link won't work in forum):

(http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/2009-3.5-desktop-har...[2371]=on&prod[2770]=on)

Not sure if AM3 MoBos also have this issue

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/usb-3.0-performance...

Card Reader
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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