Potential Problems?

I'm preparing to build my first system within the next month and am looking for some input (suggestions or possible compatibility issues). Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Case: Antec 300
PSU: Corsair 550VX (550w)
Mobo: Gigabyte GA-EP45T-UD3LR
CPU: Intel Q8400
Memory: Crucial 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 PC 10600 (CT2KIT25664BA1339)
Hard Drive: 320 GB WD Caviar Blue (WD3200AAKS)
or 500 GB Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 (ST3500418AS)
Graphics: ASUS GeForce 9500 GT 512MB 128-bit GDDR3 (EN9500GT TOP/DI/512M)

My goal is to build something for around $600 that will be good at multi-tasking (multiple IE/Firefox windows, windows media player, etc) and light gaming (like the sims 3). I have the above parts priced out at about $560 right now. Thanks
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  1. Looks like a nice build overall, are you planning on overclocking?
  2. No, I'm not really looking to overclock right now, although I wouldn't rule out trying it one day. I'm trying to make something stable with room to upgrade in the future.
  3. Forgive me for not reading the post instructions first. Better late than never:

    APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: tomorrow-1 month

    BUDGET RANGE: US$500-700)

    SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: surfing the internet, music, gaming, office, watching movies, CAD

    PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Monitor, speakers, OS

    PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com, tigerdirect/compusa, amazon

    PARTS PREFERENCES: Intel

    OVERCLOCKING: no SLI OR CROSSFIRE: no

    MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1280x1024 to 1600x1200
  4. If you do overclock make sure you have something better than the stock cooler. A 9500GT won't game very well in other demanding games BTW (Crysis, GTA4)
  5. I dont plan to OC but can you recommend a decent cooler if I decide to go in that direction?

    What about this for the graphics card instead?
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102820
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