$400 Gaming Computer build Suggestions/Compatibility advice

My old pc broke down recently and I've decided to build for <$400. As a first time builder, and bit intimitaded with the task. After 2 days of searching around for builds, I came up with this.
Any suggestions/advice would be a great help. Thanks.

https://secure.newegg.ca/WishList/MySavedWishDetail.aspx?ID=19641432
Approximate Purchase Date: This week

Budget Range: $300-$400

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming/Watching Streams/Music/Skype

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.ca/tigerdirect.ca

Country: Canada

Parts Preferences: Whatever is the best/optimal

Overclocking: Maybe more towards the yes side

SLI or Crossfire: No

Additional Comments:Feel free to utilize any coupons/rebates and such. Any build suggestions is much appreciated and any tips for building the pc. Thanks.
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  1. I cant see your wishlist
  2. NO on that RAM
  3. Try looking at stuff from NCIX and you might want to buy from both for lower prices sorry if this isnt helpful
  4. It's fine, but I want to make sure that the parts I have are compatible. :/
    Or any other suggestions are fine too.
  5. You cant use that RAM 1600 with the sandy bridge says the motherboard description lol
  6. You can use that RAM, it'll clock down to 1066 by default anyway. You'd have to use an XMP profile in order to get the 1600 Mhz. You can always select 1333Mhz or just roll with the default.
  7. how about if i change the motherboard to this one?
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138359
  8. You do know you're missing an HDD and an Optical Drive, right?
  9. Might as well get the Pentium G630 at that price. http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116406

    Get this RAM. http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231424

    Good picks on the video card, mobo, and case.
  10. Yea I noticed but thats pretty easy to fit into the build.
  11. TCheung said:
    Yea I noticed but thats pretty easy to fit into the build.

    Hard Drives are $50+.
  12. TCheung said:
    how about if i change the motherboard to this one?
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138359

    Asrock > Biostar

    And here's a much better PSU. http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371033
  13. Hard Drives WHY YOU SO COST THAT MUCH
  14. jessterman21 said:
    Asrock > Biostar

    And here's a much better PSU. http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371033


    Would it be able to give enough power for the whole computer?
  15. TCheung said:
    Would it be able to give enough power for the whole computer?

    Oh, more than enough. That little PSU is a beast: 80+ Bronze rating. You could power an HD 6870 with your build.

    Here's a good cheap burner: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151233
    And a cheap 250GB Hard Drive: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136771

    There was massive flooding in Thailand last year - took out several warehouses where new hard drives were held. Still recovering, apparently.
  16. Yea, I heard about it. It's kind of unfortunate :/
  17. Looks like you're at $560, but it's money well-spent. Sorry you have to pay like $80 in shipping! Newegg's the best, though.
  18. In the beginning I was planning to buy a 200-300 dollor pc just for a years use. But I am pretty happy about this build though. Thanks alot
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