I’ve never built a computer before so I’m getting a knowledgeable friend to help me, but I wanted to see if there were any compatibility issues, missing hardware, or suggestions beforehand. I wasn’t sure if the single cpu fan and 3 case fans would be enough to cool it.
I was also wondering what a good anti-virus software was for windows 7. I was planning on getting Kaspersky.
The MOBO already has great onboard sound. A sound card is not needed.
I agree - sound cards are incredibly worthless anymore - you're just throwing money away.
Floppy Drive: SYBA SY-CRD50034 All-in-one USB 2.0 / Floppy 3.5" Multifunction Floppy Disk
These are worthless too - if you're going to get a card reader you don't need the floppy functions - you can't buy floppies anymore much less find functionality for them.
This will save you a lot of $ that you can use for a gaming keyboard, mouse, and headset.
IMO - you only need the headset if you're doing MMOs or playing games like COD, but don't include the accessories in the cost of the build - get those later. And don't spend hundreds of dollars on peripherals when you can get a $50 keyboard and mouse and get the same functionality - spend that on the hardware.
Computer Case: APEVIA X-DREAMER3-BK ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Blech. Apevia cases are absolutely terrible - I had one - shattered the front USB ports and the lights on the door kept falling off. Go with a better case for your build - the Corsair Carbide would be a much better fit.
Power Supply: Cool Power Gamer CP-G1080 1080W 20+4-pin Blue LED Fan ATX Power Supply ]
Definitely not. You don't need a 1K+ PSU (unless you're running some seriously power hungry GPUs) and you certainly don't want to get one that isn't UL certified and rated 80+ bronze or better. No name PSUs are definitely a no no.
Try this build - if you're going to be spending $2500 on a PC you certainly don't want to trust it to that PSU or case. Try this: