First Time Build on a Budget

So I'm looking at building a new computer and haven't done so before so I was hoping to get a critique of the system that I'm looking at purchasing in the next 2-3 months. Just a little background only looking to spend around 500-600 dollars after rebates (this is including an operating system, windows 7 home premium), and I already have optical drives, hard drives, monitor, speakers, keyboard, etc. So anyways, my system as it is now:


Case:
Antec Three Hundred
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129042
cost: 55

Power Supply
OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ600MXSP 600W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341017
cost: 50

Graphics Card
Radeon HD 4850
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102824&Tpk=Sapphire%20100245HDMI%20Radeon%20HD%204850%20Video%20Card
cost: 107

Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-MA785GT-UD3H
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128411&Tpk=GIGABYTE%20GA-MA785GT-UD3H
cost: 95

CPU
Athlon II X3 335
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103724&Tpk=AMD%20Athlon%20II%20X3%20435
cost: 75

RAM
Crucial 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1066
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148150
cost: 112

Total System cost with windows 7: 594
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  1. $566 AR featuring an 80+ 650 watter PSU, a USB/SATA 3.0 mobo ^^
  2. That's pretty decent for the budget. If you look for combo deals, you can sometimes get an AMD quad core and motherboard for about the same price as that triple-core and motherboard you picked. But not always.

    I agree with going for a DX11 card with any new mid- to high-end build these days. 5770 would be preferable to the 5750 if you can afford the extra $20 or so.
  3. If this is your first build, take a look at the first part of this thread while you are waiting for parts to arrive.

    Our standard checklist and troubleshooting thread:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261145-31-read-posting-boot-problems

    It may keep you from making any noobish mistakes.
  4. Well DX11 or not i'd look at raw frames first and they start pulling away from previous gen HD 4870/GTX 260 if one really starts looking at the HD 5830s and better tbh
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