ok, so I've decided that i shall build my next computer. This will be my first time ever building a computer and i just want to make sure all the parts i chose will be compatible. This computer will be extremely for gaming, and no, i dont plan to overclock.
EDIT: MADE CHANGES TO MOTHERBOARD AND RAM.
: DFI LANPARTY nF4 SLI-DR Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX AMD Motherboard - Retailhttp://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136151
(Went with this because i want to get the drivers and extra cables and such...hence the reason im going for retail, and the specs look almost exactly the same as the Ultra-D, but if you just must, life or death, insist that the Ultra-D is better, please state it. Also, if thats the case, im going to need a little help knowing which cables to buy to connect to the HD, DVD drive, etc.)
: AMD Athlon 64 FX55 ClawHammer/Hammer Integrated into Chip FSB 1MB L2 Cache Socket 939 Processor - Retail
: OCZ EL Platinum Revision 2 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Unbuffered DDR 400 (PC 3200) Dual Channel Kit System Memory - Retail
: eVGA 256-P2-N377-AX Geforce 6800Ultra 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI-Express x16 Video Card - Retail
: CREATIVE Sound Blaster Audigy2 ZS 70SB035000000 8 (7.1) Channels 24-bit 192KHz PCI Interface Sound Card - Retail
: Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 SATA NCQ ST3160827AS 160GB 7200 RPM 8M Cache Serial ATA150 Hard Drive - OEM
: NEC Black 16X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 4X DVD+R DL 16X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 24X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2M Cache IDE DVD Burner - OEM
: A Sony 3.5 incher.
: Lian Li PC-65B Black Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
: OCZ OCZ520ADJ ATX 520W Power Supply 100-120V AC/200-240V AC TUV, UL, CSA, CE, CB, FCC - Retail
: HYUNDAI L90D+ Silver 19" 8ms LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 700:1 Built in Speakers 0.294mm Pixel Pitch - Retail
: Logitech X-530 70 Watts 5.1 Speaker - Retail
13.Keyboard and Mouse
: Eh, ill find an extra pair around my house.
: Windows XP
-Ok, so thats what i picked out. If all those parts are going to be compatible is my question. Also, since the Hard Drive and DVD Burner are OEM, do i have to buy the cables or will the motherboard and power supply include them?
-Also, if you have built a computer before, please feel free to state any problems (if any) you ran into, recommendations on setup, some great tips, or things to watch out for.
-One other question, if i order from newegg, am i going to have to pay tax on all the parts (i live in California).
-Thanks for reading my post and i thank everyone in advance, and ill probably thank you later too.