So I'm build a computer for the first time and I wanted to get my build checked by some experts. I have done a fair amount of research up to this point and I'm pretty sure that all of my components are compatible (feel free to prove me wrong though). My biggest concern is that my motherboard doesn't have enough I/O bells and whistles to handle the case I want to get. I also have already been pushing the price of my build so if my motherboard isn't quite right I don't want to spend to much more on one. Anyway thanks for looking over my stuff!
your build seems fine with that case you will find it will probably come with molex plug adapters so i wouldnt worry about fan headers also for 30 bucks or so i would get a cm hyper 212+/evo as it will allow for overclocking should you choose to also i will be much quieter than the factory one also with all those fan you might wanna consider a fan controller in your your build something like the nzxt sentry is simple and works great for me and my 6 fans turn em up a bit while your gaming and flick them all down for a silent compu when your just browsing
Thanks for all the help guys. I'm going to post a couple of my follow up questions here too since I'm getting some responses.
So I was looking at cases and I was wondering how important filters are? I like the structure of the APEVIA case and the green led's but this case (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129066) is also good. I can understand that the filters would keep dust out of the system but how important is that?
Also what version of windows 7 operating system should I get?
I have an NZXT Phantom, it has filters as well. Honestly, dust still gets into the case, filters or not. As to how important keeping dust out of the case is, very. Dust can get in between the heatsinks and cause the components to heat up, this is especially important if you're overclocking.
Also, if you're a smoker, its a bad idea to smoke around your computer as nicotine can and will build up and stick to the electronics. You should clean the dust out of your case of any computer every couple of months honestly.
This is not something you should want to see.
As to what OP system, Windows 7 64 bit SP1 Home Premium. (Keep in mind MS office 2010 is not included)