need help with building my PC?

im new at building my pc here are my specs...

ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

Western Digital Caviar Blue WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

GIGABYTE GA-870A-UD3 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

ASUS EAH4870/2DI/1GD5 Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ700MXSP 700W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ955FBGMBOX

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL

windows 7 64bit software

im not sure if all of this compatible i checked but im not 100% sure. im also aware that my psu is only 700w is that enough? any suggestions for a case?

im a noob and i hope i can get some good answers cause im kinda lost.

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago
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    That should all be ok, and a 700W PSU is easily powerful enough. (You often get someone insisting that you need a PSU capable of supplying a couple of megawatts even for an old 386 machine on this forum). There's a variety of cases available, depending on your tastes and budget. What is important is that it's roomy and well ventilated. Buy some extra case fans - it's worth spending a little extra to get quieter ones. It should be a nice machine when you've made it. I haven't looked at the ASUS version of the HD4870, but the Sapphire ones blasts loads of heat out inside your case. If it's the same then definitely make sure that you have plenty of fans and don't put the hard drive near to it, or it'll make it very hot.

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