Have you looked at non-MICRO form factor MBs ? Assuming the case is large enough, I always choose larger boards as they usually have more peripheral slots and placement of peripherals.
The choices generally look good except there's no model number on the HDD to check or compare.
Another thought....are going with the stock HS Fan ?
PS...It's a lot easier for folks to review the proposed items if you include links to the products
Most likely a few threads like this exist already but I'm new here and haven't quite had the time to skim over all of them yet.
Basically, I have a budget of $600 to spend on building a middle to higher end pc. I don't need something that can max out crysis 2 at over 100 fps, but just something that can handle the more recent games on the market at a solid 40-60 fps on med to high graphics. I should mention that for this build I'll be using a 1366 x 768 monitor (which should be more lenient on fps than 1080p monitors from what I've heard), a copy of windows 7 ultimate I already own, and a generic usb keyboard and mouse.
My knowledge of computer building is quite minimal as well seeing as this will pretty much be my first custom build. After days of scouring the internet for info and such on other builds, I've managed to scrounge up these parts that fall within my budget and (what I have read to believe) will make a decent gaming computer.
CPU - $99.99 - AMD Athlon II X4 640 Propus 3.0GHz
MOBO - $54.99 - BIOSTAR A880G+ AM3 AMD 88-G HDMI Micro ATX AMD motherboard
GPU - $169.99 - Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 1GB
RAM - $44.99 - G.Skill Ripjaws Series 4GB (2x2gb) DDR3 1333 (PC 10666)
HDD - $42.99 - Seagate Barracuda 500GB SATA/300 7200rpm 16MB hard drive
DVD Drive - $20.99 - ASUS 24X DVD Burner
Case - $59.99 - COOLER MASTER HAF 912 plastic ATX mid tower
PSU - $84.99 - SeaSonic S12II 620 Bronze 620w ATX12V
Total cost: $578.92
I'd appreciate some opinions from those of you who actually have experience in this field who can tell me whether or not everything in this build is actually compatible with the motherboard and each other before I make such an investment. Suggestions that can help better the system and keep it within the price range of under $600 is also very much appreciated.