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First Time Building Pc - Is all of this compatible? Ready... Set.. ?

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September 1, 2011 1:01:57 AM

Hello all.

I'm building my first gaming Pc. :)  Budget is 300 and not a penny more. I don't expect much but I'm aiming for the best. I want to name a few things I'm buying and, if you don't mind, tell me if it's all compatible or not. And, if I can get the exact (or slightly better slightly not) same thing for a better price or whatnot :) 

First,
ASUS M4A87TD EVO - $59.99 - http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=M4A87TD-EVO-PB-...

EVGA GeForce GT 440 1024MB DDR3 - $79.99 - http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-GeForce-PCI-Express-Graphics...

AMD Athlon II X3 450 - $73.99 - http://www.amazon.com/AMD-Athlon-450-Processor-ADX450WF...

PNY MD4096KD3-1600-X8 XLR8 4 Gb 1600 DDR3 - $19.99 - http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

ATX Mid Tower - $16.99 - http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=T6023&cat=CAS

Deepcool Copper Base/Aluminum Heat Sink - $16.95 - http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=AC2200BT-BP&cat...

I also need a cheap PSU that will power it all ! Mind naming a few, that will fit the mobo. And also could you tell me if the mobo will fit the case? Also if you know like a cheap 500 Gb INTERAL HDD I could buy for less than $25 that would be amazing! If not I'll just use my old 160GB :( 

Thank you very much ! :D 
September 1, 2011 1:37:24 AM

ATX is a standard so an ATX case always accepts an ATX motherboard and power supply

If a power supply is too cheap it usually means its going to blow up and wipe out the rest of your computer before too long .
On the geeks website the only PSU's of any quality are the Antec models and they all probably cost too much for your budget . The rest look like junk .

On newegg
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
the Antec 380 green , is probably the best you can do on a budget

Do not be fooled by others claims their psu is "500 watt" . If its cheaper , it probably can do 500 watt for a bout 20 seconds and then you better have fire insurance
September 1, 2011 1:41:13 AM

Thanks a lot:)  That's perfect for my budget. I rounded everything up, than added shipping and it was around 270. That should be perfect!
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