Will this suffice for basically playing TF2 and older games, plus everyday normal PC usage? I plan on keeping the price at under $450 at the very most. (would be willing to go up to, or a little over $450 if it will allow me to max out TF2)
If you don't mind stepping back to Direct X 10, consider this much more powerful video card (HD4850) for the same price: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Its comparable in ability to a 5750
While there is nothing at all wrong with the Elite 430 case, here's a couple others to consider just to give you some options, around the same price, with more included fans:
TF2 is fairly easy to run. With that system I doubt you'll ever get below 40-50 fps on TF2 maxed out on 1680x1050. How cheap are you getting those parts? I think you can build that for a hair under $400 and that'll give you very good performance/dollar.
I was going to warn ya about using an old IDE DVD drive but wow that AM3 board has an IDE slot.
OK, thanks to you guys (and some friends), I added some different parts while dropping the price to $406. If I buy these parts, will it still comfortably run Team Fortress 2? That will BASICALLY be the only PC game I play, but might dabble in some current/older games. I mainly use my Xbox for gaming. I'm ready to buy parts now, and am happy with the price.
Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower
RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-530SS 530W ATX12V V2.2/ EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular LED Power Supply
Seagate Barracuda ST3500413AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
MSI 870-G45 AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard
SAPPHIRE 100287L Radeon HD 5670
AMD Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition Callisto 3.2GHz Socket AM3 80W Dual-Core Desktop Processor - C3 Revision