I am trying to build a new PC for my dad and would like to know if this would all fit together. Computer: AMD Athlon II X4 645 Propus 3.1GHz 95W AM3, CORSAIR XMS 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 2000Mhz,
ASUS Radeon HD 4870 1GB CF, SILVERSTONE DA700 700W ATX, ASUS M4N75TD AM3 NVIDIA nForce 750a SLI ATX,
2x TEAC 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM IDE DVD-ROM Drive Model DV516E/KIT/B, ENERMAX Staray ECA3171-BR-AP Black Steel ATX, and
HITACHI Deskstar H3IK10003272SP (0S02860) 1TB 7200rpm.
key questions: Will the motherboard fit? Will the power supply fit? Will the power supply supply enough power? Will the two disk drive fit? Will the hard drive fit? Will the two graphics cards work?
Would this machine be good for illustration and photographs, doing some gaming, plain surfing the web, and compiling code.
It'll work, but those other links I listed will give you better performance... That one you listed has 2 PCI-E x16 lanes, the top one will run at x16, but the bottom one will only run at x4 (less bandwidth). Doesn't affect performance a huge amount, maybe just a couple of percent with 4870s.
One more question Will a Plextor PX-880SA DVD/CD Super Multi Writer - DVD+R 24X, DVD+RW 8X, DVD-RW 6X, DVD-RAM 12X, CD-R 48X, CD-RW 32X, SATA, Lightscribe fit in a ENERMAX Staray ECA3171-BR-AP Black Steel ATX case?