Building new system, advice?

Hello everyone! I've decided to build my own system since my old HP's hard drive is fried and one of the RAM slots (of two) is broken. I am using some parts from my old computer however. Those would be:

1. Video card (ATI Radeon HD 5700)
2. CD Drive (I have no idea what kind)
3. Ultra LSP650 650-Watt Power Supply - ATX
4. My own extra fans, just incase


Anyway, I've bought my case, I wanted to go cheap:

http://www.staples.com/Antec-Three-Hundred-Computer-Case/product_729953?cmArea=SC3:CG71:DP3943:CL141990

Other than those parts, here is what I am looking to go with:

1. Asus P7P55D Pro Motherboard - Intel P55, Socket LGA1156, Core i5

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5083579&sku=A455-2913

2. http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4959973&sku=I69-0750

3. Western Digital WD5001AALS Caviar Black Hard Drive - 500GB

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4914330&sku=TSD-500AALS

4. Two Corsair Value Select PC10600 RAM - 2GB, DDR3

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5286068&sku=C13-8268

Thats about it, I know I'm probably forgetting something, so it would be cool if people could give me feedback. Let me know if I forgot something, or if some parts aren't compatible with eachother, or even if some of the parts I'm about to get are crap. Thanks in advanced guys!
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  1. Yea, you are missing a processor. Probably the best one to go for is the i5 750.
  2. haha wow sorry, forgot to post that. tha'ts exactly what im getting.

    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4959973&sku=I69-0750
  3. Ah I see that did actually post the link to it, sorry, late here, that's my excuse. This harddrive is usually a better performer, cooler, quieter and cheaper: Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB $55
    If you can afford to get 4GB of RAM, then that is pretty standard these days and would be nice to have.
    I think I did some research on that PSU awhile ago and it was decent and plenty of power for the components you are using.
  4. haha its okay, are you speaking about the segate hard drive from experience? I noticed a lot of the reviews saying the drive died on them a lot.
  5. No, it is not from experience, it was from the benchmark charts on this site. As well as it being suggested often. I was under the impression that it was the previous generation of drives - 7200.11 - that had loads of issues, whereas they have been cleared up in the new 12th generation. So it is possible that the reviewers are going after the wrong drive.
  6. alright sweet, thanks for your help!
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