Ok everyone, please feel free to pick this apart, I am a first time builder. I have an HP bought from best buy 4 years ago. I am having problems and was told it is my motherboard and need a new one. Also having trouble getting some of the new games to run because of graphics so i decided to build my own from scratch. I have read many many posts in these forums on what to buy and have made my choices. Let me know if i made some mistakes. I dont play any of those first person shooter games, mostly stuff like command and conquer, warcraft 2 and 3. I bought a new game a couple months ago and it require shading which my current computer doesn't support. This is why i went with the 6600gt graphics card, thought about the 6800 but i believe the 6600 will do what i want for now. With my choice of motherboard i think i could upgrade later if need be and have to buy only a graphics card. I think anyway.
Here is my choices. Would someone please check the specs on what i have chosen to make sure they are compatible....PLEASE.
MSI K8N Neo4-F Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 ATX AMD Motherboard
AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Venice 1GHz FSB 512KB L2 Cache Socket 939 Processor
eVGA 128-P2-N368-TX Geforce 6600GT 128MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card
2 OF THESE FOR A TOTAL OF 1024 MB'S........CORSAIR ValueSelect 512MB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Unbuffered DDR 400 (PC 3200) System Memory
Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 ST3808110AS 80GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
Antec SmartPower 2.0 SP-500 500W Power Supply
XION XION _ Solaris XON-412 Silver/Black Computer Case With Side Panel Window
Total price $620.47 before taxes.
I know i dont actually need the 500w power supply but i dont know how to figure how much i need but i do know the graphics card needs 350w.
I have plenty of optical drives laying around that work just fine, 1 dvd burner, 2 cd-r's, as well as a 3.5 floppy. The only question i have on that is...will ide drives work with this motherboard?