1st build, still need opinions before I order please :)

*EDIT* (changed title from "1st build, some parts listed, advice please :) $500")

Hi :hello:

Approximate Purchase Date: Would love to be able to use it soon (within the next few weeks)
Budget Range: Around $500
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Internet, Watching Movies, Photo/Video editing
Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, windows 7, monitor (would like to buy one soon)
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg but open to other sites too (I don't live near Microcenter)
Country: US
Overclocking: Possibly
SLI or Crossfire: I don't think so
Monitor Resolution: 1280 x 800 at the moment
Additional Comments: I haven't put together a computer before. I'm tired of long loading times when using the computer for general things and being unable to play many games (have been using x1250 onboard video for years, shader 2.0).

I put these items in my shopping cart on newegg. What do you think of the parts and the prices? Is this a good motherboard with this processor and power supply? Is everything compatible? Know of any good deals or alternatives? Please help. :)

Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBXL

Case:Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm Fan, 1x Rear 120mm Fan, option Fans-2x Side 120mm Fan
(COMBO #1)

Power Supply: Rosewill HIVE Series HIVE-550 550W Continuous @40°C, 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified, Modular Design, Single +12V Rail, ATX12V v2.31/EPS12V v2.92, SLI Ready, CrossFire Ready, Active-PFC Power Supply
(COMBO #1 - $89.98 for both)

Video Card: SAPPHIRE 100315L Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
(COMBO #2)

Motherboard: ASRock 970 EXTREME3 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
(COMBO #2 - $224.98 for both)

Processor: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ965FBGMBOX
(COMBO #3)

CD/DVD: LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM
(COMBO #3 - $127.98 for both)

Total (shipping included): $474.77 ($459.77 after $15.00 rebate)

Hard Drive: Trying to find 500GB 7200 on sale *edit: purchased*
Monitor (not included in budget): Looking for a slick deal *edit: purchased*

What do you think? Thank you :)
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  1. Quote:
    Hard Drive: Trying to find 500GB 7200 on sale
    WDC Blue 500GB 74.99 at Amazon http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00461G3MS/?tag=pcpapi-20
  2. James McKeane said:
    Hard Drive: Trying to find 500GB 7200 on sale
    WDC Blue 500GB 74.99 at Amazon http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00461G3MS/?tag=pcpapi-20

    Thank you for the suggestion. :)

    Can people please offer advice about the items/build in my first post? :)
  3. What about the build in my first post?
  4. I found a monitor. I still need opinions before I order please. :)
  5. I purchased a hard drive. :)

    Your build is actually very decent.
    Go ahead and purchase ;)

    Thank you. :)

    I have all the items in my shopping cart. I'm nervous/excited about ordering (it is a big purchase for me). I keep checking sites to see if I can find any of the items on my list or any alternatives on sale. I think the price will go up a lot for some items if I don't order today.
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