I need help on new gaming build

Approximate Purchase Date: In 1 1/2 - 2 months

Budget Range: 350$

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming

Parts Not Required: Monitor, keyboard, mouse, and speakers

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.com & Microcenter.com

Parts Preferences: by brand or type

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1280 by 1024

Components I already picked out.

AMD Build

RAIDMAX Hurricane ATX-248WB Black SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811156237 $40

Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136073 $40

BIOSTAR A880G+ AM3 AMD 880G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138283 $60

SAPPHIRE 100296HDMI Radeon HD 4670 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102855 $65

Patriot 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Desktop Memory Model PSD34G1333K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820220537 $40

AMD Athlon II X2 250 Regor 3.0GHz 2 x 1MB L2 Cache Socket AM3 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor ADX250OCGMBOX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103903 $61

Eagle Technologies Voltas 500 Watt ATX 12V Power Supply
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0311650 $20

Cooler Master Hyper 101a AMD CPU Cooler
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0326051 $12

Total $376

Is this a good build for gaming like WOW, CODMW 2, or COD black ops. and should i change anything
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  1. Yes, it will run all those games fine, but if you want to plan for the future, I would spend a little more now if you can. Newer games are coming out that are going to require more performance. A better CPU (quad core) and a better video card (5750), is what I would suggest, but those would add another $100.

    I see you are on a tight budget though, so if you can't go any higher, only thing I would change with that build is to get a full size ATX board instead of the Micro ATX board.
  2. wats the difference between miro atx and atx
  3. Micro ATX is smaller and will run a little hotter because it has less space to dispense heat, but its up to you. You can spend a little more for the full size board and less heat or go with the smaller board.
  4. well i rather stay with micro atx. but i'll ugrade the cpu and gpu next month
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