Hi everyone - I used to hang out here a lot but it seems my account got deleted.
Anyway, after a decade of laptops, I decided to go desktop once again. I'm a bit out of date with today's technology, so I need a little hand-holding. Here's the plan:
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor Mobo: GIGABYTE GA-MA78LMT-S2 AM3 AMD 760G Micro ATX AMD Motherboard RAM: WINTEC AMPX 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model GPU: PowerColor AX4650 1GBK3-H Radeon HD 4650 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card HD: Western Digital Caviar Blue WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive Optical: ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
Case: IN WIN V605T2.CQ350TBL Black Steel MicroATX Mini Tower Computer Case 350W Power Supply
My primary concerns are
(1) whether the PSU is sufficient to power this computer
(2) whether all the parts will play nice with each other
(3) whether this will be sufficient for streaming 1080p, some Lightroom and Photoshop use, and Skype (my current laptop overheats when Skypeing).
Please also let me know if there's something here that sucks, or I should replace with something else.
thanks! i will go with a motherboard that supports SATA 6 and USB 3.0 to future-proof myself a little bit more. need to find one that is microATX though, as I am trying to keep the size of the machine smaller.