|To be honest, the motherboard you chose seems to have all of it's eggs in one basket. In other words, it only has 2 RAM slots (and caps at 16 GB), yet it has a total of 6 SATA III ports, which IMO is sort of useless. I would suggest getting one with 4 RAM slots, and about 3 SATA III ports (these are basically hard drive slots). |
The hard drive is good, but if you plan on buying a motherboard that has that many sata slots you should also consider getting a smaller SSD and using like a cache for heavily used programs/OS.
The links for the RAM and CPU don't work (or is it just me???), please update them.
Make sure that the PSU is Brand New, as the PSU is arguably the most important part of the computer. If it fails, it can ruin the entire computer.
Also check to make sure that the motherboard and tower are compatible, normally they will be but better safe than sorry. You can go here:
Using a used PSU is also generally a bad idea. And 350/400w is not very much power, so make sure it's enough for your components. (Note: if it is just barely enough power, this is also bad because it means you won't be able to add anything on later. Usually at least 500w is suggested for most computers.)
Getting 1x8 RAM is probably best. Yes, 2x4 will be slightly faster, but not really noticeable. If you just get 1 8 Gig stick, you can upgrade to 2x8 later on (one problem with this is that you usually want to buy ram together, as it is already parity tested by the manufacturer, but you can do this yourself.) You could use the old 2 GB, as long as it's DDR3.
UPDATE: I think I got the link to the RAM to work:
I wouldn't get that RAM in general, as it kind of sucks (no offense). It is only DDR3-1333, which will most likely slow your computer down considerably. Although, if you plan on getting an equally low-grade CPU, you won't notice much difference between 1333 and 2133 (your motherboard supports up to 2133). You should probably get at least 1600, although 1866 would be better.
In addition, any thoughts on Graphics Card?
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