Cheap Intel Build with some uncertainty

I'm building a new system that I'll use for web surfing and some gaming (mostly WoW and Warhammer On Line after it's released). I'm on a tight budget and the cheaper the better. I'm also hoping to allow myself the chance to possibly upgrade the processor down the line. I've chosen a small case so that it'll fit under my desk. Here's what I'm looking at:

Case - Foxconn TLM624-CN300C-01 Black/ Silver Steel MicroATX Mini Tower Computer Case 300W Power Supply $39.99

Motherboard - GIGABYTE GA-G31M-S2L LGA 775 Intel G31 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard $66.99

Video Card - Leadtek PX9600GT GeForce 9600GT $147.99

Power Supply - Thermaltake TR2 W0070RUC ATX 430W Power Supply $34.99

Processor - Intel Pentium E2180 $69.99

Memory - SUPER TALENT 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 $37.99

Hard Drive - Western Digital Caviar SE WD1600AAJS 160GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive $47.99

Optical Drive - PHILIPS Black SATA DVD Burner $24.99

Monitor - Acer AL1916WAbd Black 19" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor $169.99

One worry I have is regarding the PSU. I'm not sure it'll have enough juice to run everything. Any feedback would be welcome.

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  1. I recommend you go for a 320GB drive. These 80-160 drives are old designs.
    WD3200AAKS :
    Your case has a cheap 300W powersupply. The Thermaltake is a bit better but I wouldn't upgrade your CPU on either.
  2. Looks like a pretty good little setup. Sounds like that board has some overclocking potential in her :). For the price thats going to be a fairly quick...
  3. Make sure your video card and your power supply will fit inside that case. I strongly recommend that you look into getting at least a mid tower case. Small cases will give you headaches when it comes to cooling and trying to fit in a newer graphics card.
  4. I would change out the case/PSU. Well, PSU mostly, but a combo tends to be cheaper overall.

    The Antec Sonata III has a good PSU and is nearly the same size as the box you've chosen. Price is $130, so $55 more (more like $40 if you include shipping - the Sonata is free).

    To save some of the difference, you could switch to the Gigabyte P31-S3G. This also gives you more room for the future.

    It gives you room for upgrades later, and a power supply that will allow you to.
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