MSI R5770-PM2D1G-OC Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Retail
G.Skill Ripjaws 2x2 GB 1600 mhz CAS Latency 7
CPU/Mobo: X3 440 and Gigabyte GA-770TA-UD3 $160 after rebate
Case/PSU: Antec 300 Illusion & Antec EA-650 $125
Optical: Cheap SATA DVD burner $23
Total Price: $625.92.
I've seen pictures of custom computers and I saw some extra parts like a fan on top of the CPU. Is this stuff not included? In other words, if I buy all this stuff, will I be able to build a working, good computer?
OP, look through the CPU coolers by what fits an AM3 socket. Unless someone knows the Antec 300 very well, it will be too hand to say whether a specific cooler will fit well in that case for you. Among other complications.
When picking a cooler decide how big you can handle (case and taste specific) read reviews (filter by typing antec 300). Look for high air flow, low decibels, and good user ratings.