$450 Budget gaming build, Good?

I just wanted to know if these parts are good, reliable, etc. and if I should get different parts instead. Also I'm most worried about the case not being big enough or the PSU being shoddy.

Approximate Purchase Date: Probably next Tuesday

Budget : $440 after Rebates

System Usage : Mostly gaming plus use it for school work.(Documents, spreadsheets, etc.)

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

Country of Origin: U.S.A

Parts Preferences:None

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution:1920x1080

CD/DVD drive - LG DVD Burner Black SATA Model GH24NS70 - OEM - $21
Video Card -SAPPHIRE 100282XTREME Radeon HD 5850 Xtreme 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0x16-$140
Case w/ PSU - APEVIA X-QBOII-NW-BK/500 Black SECC Steel MicroATX Mini Tower Computer Case 500W Power Supply - $30 w/ MIR
HDD - Recertified: Western Digital Caviar Green RFHWD5000AADS 500GB SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive -Bare Drive - $30
Mobo - BIOSTAR A880G+ AM3 AMD 880G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - $55
Memory - Team Elite 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10660) Desktop Memory Model TED34096M1333HC9DC - $41
CPU - AMD Phenom II X4 925 Deneb 2.8GHz Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Processor HDX925WFGMBOX - $115
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  1. The green series hard drives run more slowly than normal to save power so theyre not great for gaming, i'd go for a blue series or a Samsung Spinpoint. Also, you can get some seriously decent RAM for just a few $ more. Look at the G.Skill Ripjaws X. Lastly i would reccomend losing the DVD drive if you can to get a case with no PSU then buy a decent one. (Antec/Corsair etc.) Other than that the build looks ok i think.
  2. Given the 5850's 'better than GTX460' performance, looks like a good choice of gpu...

  3. The case you picked is only 16.35" in length, so it might not fit that video card. The PSU that comes with that case probably isn't that good also.

    Here a better case and PSU:


    Edit: Changed PSU from Antec 430W to Antec 500W.
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