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First Media Build Compatible Parts

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August 23, 2012 2:55:55 PM

I am new to building and I want to build a PC that can rip and store my DVD collection and watch them on HD tvs. Also I want to be able to play and burn Blu rays, and steam netflix. Is the build below all compatible? and will I need any other parts or would other parts work better? Just want to make sure everything will work well before trying it. I was trying to keep the cost around $800. Thanks.

Proposed build;

CPU AMD A8-3870K 3.0GHz Quad-Core $109.99
Motherboard Asus F1A75-M Micro ATX FM1 $95.98
Memory Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 $42.99
Storage Zalman N Series 128GB 2.5" SSD $49.99
Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM $139.99
Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM $139.99
Case Raidmax Simplex ATX-618B MicroATX Mid Tower $59.99
Power Supply Antec 380W ATX12V / EPS12V $36.99
Optical Drive LG WH12LS39 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer $95.94
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) $91.13
Total= $862.98

Do I need the SSD or will it run without it?
August 23, 2012 4:29:57 PM

Yes, it all looks compatible.
No, you don't need an SSD.

-Wolf sends
August 23, 2012 6:30:58 PM

Thanks, will the Motherboard Asus F1A75-M PRO Micro ATX FM1 work as well I can save a few buck on one. Do you know the differnce?
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August 23, 2012 10:26:57 PM

Yes, the ASUS F1A75-M Pro board will work just as well. I think the main difference between the two boards is the number of USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports (both internal and external).

-Wolf sends
August 24, 2012 2:45:23 AM

Best answer selected by jver.