First build, does this work (well)?

I'm new here, so sorry for any stupid things said, I have to write this quickly.
My first build, on a $700 budget. Buying online in Canada.

Cooler Master Case

Antec PSU (optional)

MSI Mobo




WD 1TB HDD (wow $85!)


Total: ~ CAD$575 (not incl shipping or tax)

Ubuntu 10.10 64-bit (maybe 11.04)

I basically want to use Blender and play games, along with doing casual tasks. Would you say this is good? Middle-end?
Most importantly, are these parts compatible?

Thank you very much for answering a noob question!
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  1. Best answer
    amd phenom ii x4 955 3.2ghz-120$
    antec earthwatts green 650w60$
    cooler master haf 912 55$
    samsung spinpoint f3 1tb 60$( cheper, better quality)
    crucial ballistix sport 2x2gb 1333mhz ddr3 memory 30$
    asus dvd drive- 21$
    BIOSTAR A770E3 AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard 50$
    SAPPHIRE 100328L Radeon HD 6770 1GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card 120$
  2. Why pay for shipping if you don't have to. Those two company's down below are affiliated (both use the same addy in Richmond, BC) and both are probably the most used on this site for Canadian builds. FREE SHIPPING
  3. ^Agreed
  4. Best answer selected by Nameguy.
  5. :D Thanks manu and why_me for answering! Although I couldn't find a few parts on directcanada.cpm so I just went to, and I also decided to allocate 8GB of G.SKILL RIPJAWS RAM.

    Just one more question: Do you think I will be able to run Sony Vegas, Ableton Live, Macromedia Flash, and other programs on this Ubuntu system?

  6. a phenom ii x4 is a quad, it will run those apps just fine.
    Good Luck for your build
    Happy Building!
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