What do you recommend? 3d CAD Little Gaming. Less than $310.

I already bought:
MSI 760GM-P35 AM3 AMD 760G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

And a 500W PSU

Approximate Purchase Date: Next couple of weeks.

Budget: ~$310 (Little Less) After Rebates, Tax, & Shipping. (37743 for Tax and Shipping.)

Usage: Some 3d CAD, Web Browsing, Movies, Little bit of Gaming, Some video editing.

Parts Not Required: Motherboard, Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor, PSU, CD ROM.

Preferably From Newegg. I'd rather get everything from the same store at least. However, if you can get one or two things from a separate site, for cheaper & free shipping, then that's OK.

Country: USA

Maybe a little Overclocking, once the warranties are up, that way I don't void anything.

SLI/Crossfire: Idk what that is, could you clear it up?

Additional comments: You HAVE to use the case I posted below. It's not paid for yet, but its cheap, and I like it. I'll post what I think I should get, please help me have the best decision. I want SPEED, not necessarily great graphics, unless it will also speed up videos or something. Need a 120mm fan. & SATA cord. (I've picked these out already.) I need at least 750gb hard drive, & I'd like to have 64mb cache, but I'm on a budget, so I can sacrifice.

OKGEAR 24" SATA 6 Gbps Cable, Straight to Straight W/ Metal Latch, Black, Backward Compatible 3 Gbps and 1.5 Gbps


Kingston HyperX 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model KHX1600C9D3X1K2/8GX

Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Linkworld 313-06-C2228 Black/ Silver Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Processor may change later, because of rebates and promo code, so just give me a what you think now, and I'll look over it when I go to buy.

AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ965FBGMBOX

(This brings my total to like $312.30)

Never built a computer before, are integrated graphics ok? I should be able to make some upgrade in about a year, what do you recommend I do then? Is it OK to wait and get a GPU? I might be able to get one in 4 months.

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  1. & If I do wait to get a GPU, what should I get? Around $100.
  2. how about now?
  3. sorry for bumping so many times..
  4. OK OKGEAR sata cable out of stock.. replaced with one near the same price.
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