Sub $500 Build, Are These Parts Reliable And Compatible?

Hello, this will be my first build, after doing alot of searching around and looking at different parts and reviews, I think I have put together a decent compatible build. After reading around the forums here I thought I'd ask if all theese parts would work together and if not, suggestions for alternatives in the same price range.

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Approximate Purchase Date: within a week hopefully

Budget Range: $350-$450 (excuding OS)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Play Runescape with max settings, light gaming, some video editing/conversion

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Amazon.com, BestBuy.com

Country of Origin: United States

Parts Preferences: AMD Socket AM3 CPU, ATI Graphics

Overclocking: No

Crossfire: Not now, possibly in the future

Monitor Resolution: 1366x768 (I may get a better one but not for awhile)

Additional Comments: I'd like this to last 3-5 years of light to moderate use, also I would like to control all fans through the motherboard with SpeedFan


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Currently Selected Parts


MB: MSI 870S-G46
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004UBSFMK/ref=ox_sc_act_title_5?ie=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 840
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004LRO9B4/ref=ox_sc_act_title_4?ie=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER

RAM: Kingston 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Model KVR1333D3N9/4G (x2)
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0019MEIOM/ref=ox_sc_act_title_3?ie=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER

GPU:Sapphire Radeon HD 5570 - 1 GB DDR3 DP/DVI-I/VGA PCI-Express Graphics Card 100293L
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0036ORMYE/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?ie=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER

PSU: Corsair GS600 600-Watt
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Corsair+-+Gaming+Series+600-Watt+ATX+CPU+Power+Supply/1073679.p?skuId=1073679&productCategoryId=abcat0507009&id=1218217268656

HD1 (OS Drive): Western Digital Caviar 7200RPM SATA 3Gb/s 160GB WD1600AAJS-22WAA0 (From old computer)

HD2 (Data Drive): Seagate Barracuda 7200 500 GB 7200RPM SATA 3Gb/s ST3500418AS (Already Have)
http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Barracuda-7200RPM-Internal-ST3500418AS-Bare/dp/B001VKYA5E/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1309929261&sr=8-1

CD/DVD Drive: LITE-ON 24X DVD Writer Black SATA Model iHAS424-98
http://www.amazon.com/Lite-LightScribe-Layer-Drive-IHAS424-98/dp/B002SIMPXM/ref=pd_cart_recs_1

PCI Card: Soft Data Fax Modem with SmartCP (From old computer) <- I'm on dialup unfortunately so I need this to work

CPU Cooler: Stock

Case Fans: Panaflo/NMB-MAT 80x25mm Ultra High Output ( FBA08A12U1BX )
http://www.amazon.com/CASE-80X80X25MM-HYDRO-WAVE-3450RPM-3-PIN/dp/B001S52MLG/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1309977458&sr=1-1 (x2)

OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit

So far I'm at 440.59

Thanks for any advice your able to give.
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  1. IMO This would be a smarter choice. Check out mah build here.
    http://www.squidoo.com/electronicandmore
    It uses the Llano 6550D which is better than the 5570 and it's not a bad APU/GPU plus it uses less power and can be crossfired in the future. The CPU performance is also pretty good. Just IMO
  2. let me just point out that you can max out runescape with your wristwatch if you wanted to :) (you are probably getting bad performance of dialup connection, and not your hardware)

    you don`t need 600 W, even 350 W will do.
  3. ^+1
  4. Overclocked Toaster said:
    let me just point out that you can max out runescape with your wristwatch if you wanted to :) (you are probably getting bad performance of dialup connection, and not your hardware)

    you don`t need 600 W, even 350 W will do.


    I know it doesen't take a very high end GPU to run it at max but as I said I want this to be useable for 3-5 years
    I'm coming from a 3 yr old $300 machine that does good to play it on medium low @ ~20 FPS

    As for the PSU, I see alot of people saying to get a good quality one thats more than you need so theres spare power for future upgrades.
  5. quality and power are not the same thing...but sure if you think you might be upgrading to high end graphics at some point in the future, then 600 w is not a bad idea.
  6. ^+1 again. That PSU isn't exactly great quality so... Yeah... You're better off upgrading along the way. Currently the build I suggested is the newest tech, you'd last a while with it.
  7. Overclocked Toaster said:
    quality and power are not the same thing...but sure if you think you might be upgrading to high end graphics at some point in the future, then 600 w is not a bad idea.


    Ok, any reccomendations for one in the 450-500 watt range then?
  8. You checking out my guide @ all?
  9. aznshinobi said:
    You checking out my guide @ all?


    Yes I've looked at it, but I'd rather stick with parts I'm more familiar with.

    Thanks for the suggestion though :)
  10. ... What does that even mean? So you're not getting it because you don't know it? The 6550D is better than the 5570 And the A8-3850 as a CPU performs on par if not better than the 840.
  11. aznshinobi said:
    ... What does that even mean? So you're not getting it because you don't know it? The 6550D is better than the 5570 And the A8-3850 as a CPU performs on par if not better than the 840.


    I understand its better, but I want to stay with parts I know a little about.
    I'm not saying your suggestion is a bad 1, I'd just prefer to stick with the AM3 board.
    I am looking at the PSU you suggested for that build though
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