Building from scratch. FIRST TIME BUILDER

Is this build compatible/reliable (I have my own case)? What graphics card do you suggest (under $100)? I also am looking for suggestions on a PSU.

Core i5 2400 LGA 1155 Boxed Processor
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0354590

BOXDH67CLB3 LGA 1155 H67 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0358124

Caviar Blue 160GB 7,200RPM SATA 3.0GB/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive WD1600AAJS
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0375685

HyperX blu 8GB DDR3-1333 (PC3-10600) CL9 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit (Two 4GB Memory Modules)
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0360526
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  1. What other parts do you need? Keyboard, mouse-everything? What budget?
    $100 will get you an AMD 6670 video card which is several generations old. What do you wish to do with this computer?
    Will your listed parts work together? YES.
  2. not a bad budget build
    There are some killer deals on 6670s, normally $100, but there are sales right now for $60-80.
    For the PSU, when you decide on a graphics card check the suggested power supply and get that size. As far as brands go, pick something heavy that is 80+ certified with a good warranty. Cooler Master, OCZ, and many other big name brands are a pretty safe bet.
  3. I don't require any other parts. My budget is about $500. Super tight, I know. Just seeing what I could do. I'm building a gaming computer. Mostly dedicated to Skyrim.
  4. If you are gaming, I'd suggest spending less on the CPU and get a petter GPU. Core i3 2100 is plenty for games like Skyrim. Get that and you are looking towards a HD6850/HD6870.

    Check my sig for suggestions.

    EDIT:

    You got $500 for those parts alone?

    CPU: Core i3 2125 $120 http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0376494
    Motherbard: Gigabyte H61 $60 http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0377387
    GPU: Sapphire HD6870 $165 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005C8RTTU?tag=banforbucga08-20&camp=213761&creative=393545&linkCode=bpl&creativeASIN=B005C8RTTU&adid=07CF2PNA77S6GC41E3WW&&ref-refURL=http%3A%2F%2Fgamingrig.blogspot.com%2F
    RAM Corsair XMS 3 (1 4GB stick. Add another later): $27 http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0345246
    Hard Drive: Same as the one you picked.
    PSU: Corsair CX500 $63 http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0361422
  5. For first-time builders, I recommend looking at these threads:

    Build it yourself:
    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/274745-13-step-step-guide-building

    And although this primarily a troubleshooting thread, the first part contains a checklist that will catch most noob mistakes:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261145-31-read-posting-boot-problems
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