Need help with a sub $600 system: AMD Phenom II

Hello,
I am planning to build my first PC and I need some help in feeling comfortable with the rig I put together.

Here's what I have come up with. Its an AMD X6 1055T. I have considered X4 also but thought its worth going for the X6 for only $20 more.

Appreciate if the experts on this board can tell me if its a good rig and whether the components will be compatible.

Approximate Purchase Date: This week


Budget Range: 600 Before Rebates


System Usage from Most to Least Important: photo editing, video editing, surfing the internet, watching movies, multiple apps running in the background (they do slow down my core 2 duo quite a bit currently)


Parts Not Required: monitor, speakers, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com, amazon.com


Country of Origin: USA


Parts Preferences: Looking for AMD Phenom II (preferably x6)


Overclocking: Light (want to get 1055T to 3.2 GHZ)


SLI or Crossfire:
Not at this time


Monitor Resolution:



Additional Comments:
I really want the system to last so quality and upgradability are very important as well as future proofing.


Here's what I have come up with.


Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147153

Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136533

GIGABYTE GA-880GA-UD3H AM3 AMD 880G SATA 6Gb/s
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128444

CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139005

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231277

AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Thuban 2.8GHz Socket AM3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103851

Thanks in advance.
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  1. Add a discrete GPU in the range of HD5550/70 or GT220/40 and you have a good build for the use http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130533
  2. rolli59 said:
    Add a discrete GPU in the range of HD5550/70 or GT220/40 and you have a good build for the use http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130533


    Thank you. That's a pretty good card for $40 AR. :D
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