My First Computer

It is my first time building a computer and I would greatly appreciate any input on the parts I have chosen so far. I don't need it to be crazy good, but I would like it to be able to handle some light gaming and photo editing. I have also been considering splurging on an SSD, do you think its worth it?

these are the parts so far:

Motherboard:
ASUS M4A88TD-M/USB3 AM3 AMD 880G HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

Memory:
Crucial Ballistix 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model BL2KIT25664BN1608

Graphics Card:
HIS IceQ H567Q1GD Radeon HD 5670 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card w/ Eyefinity

CPU:
AMD Phenom II X2 560 Black Edition Callisto 3.3GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 80W Dual-Core Desktop Processor HDZ560WFGMBOX

Hard Drive:
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

DVD Drive:
LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 24X DVD Writer LightScribe Support

Case:
Rosewill TU-155 II 500 Black 0.8mm cold rolled steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with 500W Power Supply


if you see anything that is excessive and could be replaced with something cheaper, or something too cheap that should be replaced please say so.

thanks so much!
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  1. It'd be easier if you'd use the guide for asking for build help so we could see your budget, country of origin etc.

    What's your budget?
  2. sorry, i didn't see the guide before i posted.


    Budget Range: $500-$900

    System Usage: internet, photo editing, light gaming, word processing,

    Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse

    Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

    Country of Origin: New York, United States

    Parts Preferences: I would like to use an AMD Processor

    Overclocking: maybe, probably not though

    SLI or Crossfire: no

    Parts Potentially Chosen Already:

    Rosewill TU-155 II 500 Black 0.8mm cold rolled steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with 500W Power Supply
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147117

    Crucial Ballistix 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model BL2KIT25664BN1608
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148325

    ASUS M4A88TD-M/USB3 AM3 AMD 880G HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131654

    LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 24X DVD Writer LightScribe Support
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=27-106-335

    HIS IceQ H567Q1GD Radeon HD 5670 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card w/ Eyefinity
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161334

    Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148395

    AMD Phenom II X2 560 Black Edition Callisto 3.3GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 80W Dual-Core Desktop Processor HDZ560WFGMBOX
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103887
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