Well I've learned a lot the past couple days looking into all these numbers and acronyms. DDR3 doesn't mean Dance Dance Revolution Three? huh?
Anyways, before I make the investment on all these parts I wanted to ask some non-idiots just to make sure I wasn't doing something stupid that would make my new parts melt and me cry. So if any of you kind gents or ladies would be so kind, is there anything wrong with this set-up?
CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler
Motherboard: Biostar TZ77B ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card
Case: MSI TC- (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: Antec Basiq Plus 550W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply
Note: I plan on re-using my old laptop SATA HDD in this computer to save on OS and obviously HDD costs. I believe I need to purchase an adapter ( http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=HD-108 ) but there shouldn't be any problems right?
I don't plan on overclocking at all. I'm really just looking for some gaming and emulation(PS2) if it can handle that. Assuming the above is all in order, will it be able to run games like Mass Effect? Can it handle PS2 emulation without any lag? Doesn't have to be highest settings I just don't want it to fry.
I was going to just buy a computer but I've always wanted to try to build my own (despite knowing little to anything about that). After thinking about how I could save some money (I work for my money damn it!) and how it might even be -fun- I'm pretty much decided on this. I just hope it'll, y'know, work.
Thanks for your help (:
If all goes well I'll let you know. If it doesn't I might be too ashamed to come back though o: