First time Builder, need compatibility check!!

Hello THW,

I am looking to build my first budget gaming computer, and I have no idea whether these parts are compatable. My budget was <$400 and this is what I came up with for playing WoW at ultra settings.

Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811148044&Tpk=CS206BK
A nice black mid-tower with a 480W PSU inside :)

MOBO: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138283
AMD Biostar A880G+

PSU: Included with Case

HDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822145299&Tpk=HDS721050CLA
500GB 7200RPM (I would have an SSD but couldn't find one big/cheap enough)

RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820313123&Tpk=TED38192m1333c9dc
2x4 GB; DDR3; 240 pin; 1333mhz

CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103872&Tpk=ADX445WFGMBOX
AMD Athlon II x3 (or x4 if I'm lucky with the BIOS unlock)

GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121435
GeForce GTX 550 Ti 1GB GDDR5

I've never built a computer before, so can you please tell me if I'm missing anything? Are all these parts compatable? Will they all run WoW nicely? Any suggestions for upgrades/downgrades? Thank you!!
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  1. I think you need a GPU for the ultra settings...
  2. Thanks, I forgot to add the GPU. It was included in my budget already. it's updated on my post now.
  3. This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
  4. everything looks ok. the bottom line is, you get what you pay for. the only thin i would do is save a little more and get better cpu
  5. hot74rod2003 said:
    everything looks ok. the bottom line is, you get what you pay for. the only thin i would do is save a little more and get better cpu



    Maybe I don't know as much about computer parts as I thought. But could you explain what you mean by saving a little more and getting a better CPU? Aren't better ones generally more expensive?

    What should I be looking for in a CPU that would define it as "better"? And thanks :)
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