I'm putting together a new system, and I need some help. Below are the core components I've selected. Please let me know if your tech-savvy eyes can pick up any incompatibilities/issues in my planned configuration, such as motherboard and CPU not being right for each other, incompatible memory, insufficient/overkill PSU wattage, etc. Thanks so much!
The processor may not be compatible with the motherboard straight out of the box.
Many times a FX processor isn't recognized by a FX board until that board has had a BIOS update. You can't do a BIOS update if the processor isn't recognized.
The only escape is to have a second processor laying around that fits the board, which you could insert only to do the BIOS update, then take it back out and replace it with the FX processor.
However, FX processors aren't worth all that trouble. If you would like an AMD processor, I suggest a Phenom 2 x4 955+ instead. In no case would these not be recognized right out of the box because of BIOS problems.
I would use CT2KIT51264BA1339 RAM instead of the Patriot RAM if it were me. Indeed, I do use that kind as you can see from my signature.
You will want to change the PSU as well. Raidmax lies about their PSU capabilities very often. I would not trust this brand if I were you.
You should get an XFX 550w instead. The XFX brand is very trustworthy and you will be able to rely on getting what the label says.