I know this is a very small amount to spend on a PC. I also know that getting more expensive components would improve the performance. That aside, I am interested on thoughts for improving this build without adding much additional cost. I'm on a tight budget and just want a computer that can play skyrim on med-low settings when it comes out.
My main question would be how you think the processor/graphics card would handle the game and any other suggestions for this price range. $130 for processor, mobo, and gpu is pretty low. I'm willing to go up to $150 for these components. My goal is to be as close to $300 as possible. I'd also appreciate any suggestions on other components if there are problems with the build.
If you look at the case description for the apex you will see that it comes with a front and rear 120mm, and a combo that adds $2 for a third side fan. Shipping is also only $1.99 on the case, which makes it about $1 cheaper with 2 extra fans and 2 extra front usb slots.
I really liked the graphics card suggestion. I think I will go with this card:
SAPPHIRE 100289VGAL Radeon HD 5670 1GB DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card