What do you think of this rig?

AMD Athlon II 64 X4 645 Quad-Core 3.1GHz Processor AM3

GeForce GTX 460 SE GPU (dedicated)

8GB Patriot RAM 1333mhz dual channeled

AMD STANDARD COOLING FAN

Asus M4N68T-M V2 Socket AM3/ GeForce 7025/ DDR3-1800(O.C.)/ A&V&GbE/ MATX Motherboard

SEAGATE / WD 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB CACHE SATA 6.0Gb/s

24X DUAL LAYER DVD-RW W/LIGHTSCRIBE

(ONBOARD) NVIDIA/ATI 256MB PCI-EXPRESS VIDEO

REALTEK 8-CHANNEL DIGITAL SOUND ONBOARD

REALTEK 10/100/1000 Gigabit Network Card (onboard)

APEVIA X-Dreamer3 Metal Case w/ Side Window-GREEN

(2X) OKIA 80MM CASE COOLER

THERMALTAKE 500 WATT HIGH PERFORMANCE SLI/CROSSFIRE POWER SUPPLY

Price Tag: $538.

Is this a good deal? Are all the parts of good quality? I've never bought my own computer so I had to do a ton of research.

I'm losing 45 dollars compared to buying the parts separately from sites like newegg and tigerdirect, I just have to add ram and gpu myself.
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  1. Hi there, welcome to the forums.
    First thing, that GPU is a bad buy. It's a downgraded 460 with disabled shaders and bandwidth. Better to get a 6850 or 5770.
    Get a better PSU. A CX 430, Xigmatek 400w, or Antec 380 would all be good buys.

    That mobo would not be my pick. Look for a nice 880G board with Sata3 and USB3.

    Lastly, I would get a better case. In general.

    So that should help you out quite a bit! To get a better idea on things, check out the March System Builder Marathon PC. It is pretttty close to what you want, but packs more into the budget.
  2. Just to give you an idea of how powerful computer can you build for $540, here's an intel based build :

    CPU & Motherboard : $175- i3-2100 & Biostar H61M (great processor & cheap motherboard, lacks Sata 6GB/s and USB 3.0)

    RAM: $32- GSkill NS 2X 2GB

    Power Supply: $55- Antec Neo Eco 520

    Graphic Card: $175- Sapphire Radeon 6870

    HDD: $55- Samsung Spinpoint 1TB (fast than Seagate)

    Case: $35- Sentey Black

    Optical Drive: $19-LiteON

    Total : 546 USD

    The only trouble that this system will give is its assembling. Its way better than the AMD one that you are getting.
    You can save some money by:
    1. Getting HIS Radeon 6850 for $160
    2. Getting a lower capacity HDD
    3. Getting a lower wattage power supply like Corsair Builder series CX430 worth $45
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