I am planning on building a small form factor computer before the year’s end. However, I have no experience building computers whatsoever. Thus, I was hoping someone could look at my proposed build and make sure there are no obvious incompatibilities or imbalances in what I chose.
My system usage from most to least important is schoolwork (I am a college student), gaming, and surfing the internet.
I need this computer to be reliable and last for quite some time (I have had my current laptop for about 4 years); thus, I chose not to overclock, even if that means I am not getting maximum performance. Given that, is it okay to use just the stock fans with the CPU and case, or should I buy extras/upgrades?
In addition, is my power supply large enough?
Also, I decided I wanted to include a blu-ray reader in the build; however, that gave me serious issues with some cases (namely, the Silverstone FT03). Does anyone know of a good, relatively inexpensive slot-loading blu-ray drive in case I choose the FT03? Or perhaps a red tray-loader if I can find the red Lian Li case? Regardless, whatever case I choose needs to be portable enough for transport between college and home.
(edit: sorry, the links were apparently pretty mixed up for some reason.)