Posted 18 December 2008 - 11:04 AM
Just random stuff.
The E5200 is a great budget processor. I have 2, maybe 3 builds with those so far and no complaints. Not so hot on the motherboard, but I do have a bias against Biostar, ECS and some MSI products. You are also getting a video card, so I am not sure as to the reason you are going with a G31 chipset, which has onboard video already. The BIOSTAR G31-M7G even has DVI out onboard already. You can get 4 gigs of DDR2 800 for under $30 with rebate now. Nice to have the extra if running Vista/Vista 64. You can get several different 320gig hard drives for under $50 as well.
That being said, the parts you have listed should work fine together for your intended purpose.
I am a retired Ford tech. Next to Fords, any computer is a piece of cake. (The cake, its not a lie)
3770K @4.5, Corsair H100, GTX780, 16gig Samsung, Obsidian 700 (yes there is a 700)