Hello, as my gaming laptop of over 4 years is fading fast, I decided to look into a new desktop. After speaking with friends and doing research, it really seems that building a gaming rig will get me much more bang for my buck. I will be teaching a video gaming course in the upcoming year so my desktop needs to be reliable.
Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB SATA III 7200 RPM 64 MB Cache Internal Desktop Hard Drive Bulk/OEM - WD1002FAEX
OCZ Agility 3 120GB 2.5IN SATA3 Sandforce SF-2281 SSD Solid State Disk Flash Drive
Asus 24xDVD-RW Serial ATA Internal OEM Drive DRW-24B1ST (Black)
ASUS VS228H-P 21.5-Inch Full-HD LED Monitor (Black)
Coolermaster Haf 912 Black Mid Tower ATX Case 4X5.25 1X3.5 6X3.5INT No PS Front USB Sound
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX 12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply - CMPSU-750TXV2
My questions are:
1) Are all these parts compatible/is this a good build?
2) Is my case of a decent size? Apparently the graphics card is pretty massive.
3) Does anyone have any experience with the Radeon Sapphire, how does it compare to nvidia GeForce cards?
4) Are there any really good PC building how-to articles or videos I can reference as I am going to be doing this myself?
Thank you so much for your time and assistance, this is exciting but a bit daunting as well