A New Cheap Gaming Build -Need Input-

Hey Forums,
I am a first time builder and would like to ask a few questions mostly about compatibility. I am pretty happy with the performance of all my components but if there are any that are cheaper that are the same power. Most importantly, are there any blatant mistakes I made while planning? Anyway here are my questions.

- Will my mobo fit my processor?

- Is my PSU powerful enough?

- Will my mobo fit into my case well?

- Will my GPU be able to play games like minecraft, Left4dead2, Team fortress 2, Civ 5 . . . Those kinds of games.

- Again is there anything that is horribly wrong in compatibility or not strong enough for what I need to do?

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1 Motherboard ASUS M5A97 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard . . . $94.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131767

2 Video Card ASUS HD7750-1GD5-V2 Radeon HD 7750 1GB 128-bit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $109.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121633

3 Power Supply COOLER MASTER GX 450W RS450-ACAAD3-US . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $44.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171060

4 Processor AMD Athlon II X3 455 Rana 3.3GHz Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core . . . . . . . . . . . . .$79.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103911

5 Ram/Memory G.SKILL NS 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 . . . . . . . . . . . . $24.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231396

6 Hard Drive Samsung by Seagate Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ/ST500DM005 500GB 7200 . . . . . . $79.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152181

7 Case NZXT GAMMA Classic Series GAMA-001BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower . . . . . . . . . . . . $39.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146061

Subtotal: $474.93
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  1. - Will my mobo fit my processor?
    Yes . If you check the motherboards web page on the makers site you can confirm this by checking the cpu compatibility list . Nice mb

    - Is my PSU powerful enough?
    Yes

    - Will my mobo fit into my case well?
    ATX is a standard size . It fits

    - Will my GPU be able to play games like minecraft, Left4dead2, Team fortress 2, Civ 5 . . . Those kinds of games.
    Not possible to give a definitive answer without knowing the resolution of your monitor , but you will be able to game .

    - Again is there anything that is horribly wrong in compatibility or not strong enough for what I need to do?
    The case is questionable . It has air filters and then holes in the side so incoming air does not have to go through the filters . I'd pay a little more for this item , but this is personal choice .
  2. For $20 more, get the HAF 912.
  3. Thank you for replying! I think i may heed your advice and the case wa probably the toughest part for me to decide on.
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