Help with my First build. Low-Budget

Hello everyone. I am trying my hand at a first build. I have a low budget and already think I am over it. Check out what I came up with and let me know what you think. It is mainly a Home computer for the internet and some WoW and City of Heroes gaming. thanks for any suggestions.

AMD Athlon 64 X2 7750 2.7GHz Socket AM2+ 95W Dual-Core black edition
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103300

Foxconn A7GM-S AM2+/AM2 AMD 780G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813186141

Crucial 2GB DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) Desktop Memory
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148097

Western Digital WD 3200AAKS Caviar SE16 320GB SATA II 7200 Rpm 16MB Cache SATA Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136074

RAIDMAX XFORCE ATX-728WS Silver Aluminum Front Panel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811156076

Group Blue Storm II 500W ATX 2.2 SLI Ready Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817104034

Rosewill RCX-Z1 Long life ball bearing for over 45,000/hrs CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835200014

Need help with a graphics card. 2600XT or 3650 perhaps.
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  1. http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.151548
    An actual good case, combined with a high quality PSU. Yes the 380W won't power a big GPU, but then this is an extreme budget build.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138128
    Biostar 790GX... because you can build on it in the future, and you'll have some graphics power to start out.

    TH review of the 7000 series CPUs:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/athlon-x2-phenom,2104.html

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103272
    Athlon 64 X2 6000 - Faster than the 7750, same price, and comes with a heatsink and fan.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820134730
    4GB Kingston DDR2 800


    Just throw in your HD and you are set. No need to get a cheap GPU right off. Later on you can upgrade to a 4670 if you feel the need. Anything beyond that would require a bigger PSU.

    I should add that the ONLY AMD CPUs that are worth anything are the Phenom IIs. This motherboard will run one of those when you get around to upgrading.
  2. Change out the RAM, Cooler, and PSU with these

    RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227334
    $39 OCZ DDR2 800 Fatal1ty 2x2GB
    PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341012
    $60 OCZ 500W ($35 MIR)
    HSF: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185125
    $30 Arctic Cooling freezer 64

    And save $10 more with the 5400 black edition
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103289
    $66 (will OC the same as the 7750)

    *EDIT* don't bother with either of those Video cards.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102792
    $80 Sapphire 4670 utterly destroys both of the cards you listed (and has $7 off the combo with the 5400BE)
  3. If I picked up the PSU off Amazon, new for $31 would it be the better deal? I read up on this PSU and it passed a few power tests very well.
  4. I have no objection to the PSU over all. The case you chose was questionable though.

    I just think it's a better option to have as many parts in the build as you can, that you won't regret having. Obviously something like this would be ideal:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139003
    Corsair 450VX

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129042
    Antec 300
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