System For $300-$350 USD

hey guys ive decided to get a new mobo instead of the one my buddy gave me. which wasnt worth spending of the cpu

i have this layout of all the parts i want so let me know what you guys think

i just want to spend @ least $350 here are my parts below.

COOLER MASTER Elite RC-310-BWN1-GP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case$39.99

SPARKLE SFPC84GS512U2LP GeForce 8400 GS 512MB 64-bit GDDR2 PCI HDCP Ready Video Card $44.99

COOLER MASTER eXtreme Power Plus RS-500-PCAR-A3 500W ATX12V V2.3 Power Supply$39.99

ARCTIC COOLING MX-2 Thermal Compound$7.98

G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL5D-2GBNQ $29.99

ASRock G31M-S LGA 775 Intel G31 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard $43.99

Intel Pentium E5200 Wolfdale 2.5GHz 2MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor $65.99

ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler$29.99
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  1. Your mb has onboard video but not particularly good .

    If you replaced it with this
    ASRock G41M-LE LGA 775 Intel G41 Micro $63
    you wouldnt have to buy the gfx card you have listed .

    That saves you $33 , which you could reinvest in more RAM .
    A 2 x2 gig kit probably is affordable .

    The system wont be capable of gamng , but then it wouldnt with an 8400 gs either . Later you can add a gfx card and then it will .
  2. I'd not buy an aftermarket cooler and thermal grease, core 2 duo runs really cool, with stock cooler you can easily get 3.6G up unless your room is an oven. with the money you saved, get a better graphics card.
  3. Wow you guys help me out alot, thnks alot
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