Sub $600 system

Hi - I'm looking for recommendations/opinions on a $600 setup. I decided to go for the nvidia 9800gt card because I am interested in CUDA, but I don't require an sli setup. The machine won't really be used for gaming. Prices are from newegg, I'm looking to buy within the next 2 weeks, and i have a monitor which has native resolution of 1680 x 1050

- Sony Optiarc 24X DVD/CD Rewritable Drive Black SATA Model AD-7240S-0B $29.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827118030&cm_re=Sony_Optiarc_24X_DVD%2fCD_Rewritabl-_-27-118-030-_-Product

- NZXT BETA EVO Classic Series CS-NT-BETA-EVO Black Steel /Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $59.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146059&Tpk=NZXT%20BETA%20EVO%20Classic%20Series%20CS-NT-BETA-EVO

- Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA3.0Gb/s 3.5 $74.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136319&Tpk=Western%20Digital%20Caviar%20Black%20WD6401AALS

- GIGABYTE GA-MA770T-UD3P AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard $79.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128392&cm_re=GIGABYTE_GA-MA770T-_-13-128-392-_-Product
or
ASUS M4A77TD AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail $79.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&Description=asus+motherboard+amd&x=0&y=0

- PNY XLR8 VCG98GTEE1XEB GeForce 9800 GT 1GB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI $104.99
url=http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814133304&Tpk=pNY%20XLR8%20VCG98GTEE1XEB

- Rosewill Green Series RG530-S12 530W Continuous @40°C, 80 PLUS Certified, Single 12V Rail, Active PFC $49.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182199&Tpk=Rosewill%20Green%20Series%20RG530-S12

- G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Dual Channel Kit $95.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231193&cm_re=G.SKILL_4GB_%282_x_2GB%29_240-Pin_DDR3_SDRAM_DDR3_1600-_-20-231-193-_-Product

- AMD Athlon II X3 435 Rana 2.9GHz $87
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103724&Tpk=AMD%20Athlon%20II%20X3%20435

Total : $583

One thing that i am unsure of is if the graphics card will fit into the case. Also, since ddr3 ram has dropped to the level of ddr2, am i correct in my mb/ram selection?

Thanks for the help.
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  1. Everything looks good to me, I have a 9800 GT that runs at 1680 x 1050 and it fits in my atx case with room to spare. Definitely go with DDR3.

    Maybe get a better power supply?
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