Check my build please: Newbie

I'm using this mainly for home use.
I'm buying this week probably.
Budget: 500 USD MAX, I'd prefer to pay as little as possible C:

Overclocking: Yes
Location: FL, US
Parts Preference: None
Do I need to buy OS: Yes
I have a monitor already.

SSD: Corsair 60GB Nova 2 Series Solid State Drive (SSD): CSSD-V60GB2/RF2
http://www.frys.com/product/6618874?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG

HDD: Western Digital 500 GB Caviar Black SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 RPM 32 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive - WD5001AALS
http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B001GQYYSG/ref=dp_olp_0?ie=UTF8&condition=all

RAM: Kingston Technology HyperX 8 GB (2x4 GB Modules) 1600 MHz DDR3 Dual Channel Kit (PC3 12800) 240-Pin SDRAM KHX1600C9D3K2/8GX
http://www.amazon.com/Kingston-Technology-Modules-KHX1600C9D3K2-8GX/dp/B0037TO5C0/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1344296940&sr=1-2&keywords=8GB+ddr3

Case: NZXT Source 210 -Inch ELITE-Inch Midtower Case with 3.0 USB - Black
http://www.amazon.com/Source-210--Inch-ELITE-Inch-Midtower/dp/B005869J4O/ref=sr_1_39?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1344270923&sr=1-39&keywords=case+computer+tower+usb+3.0

I'm getting this because this is the cheapest case I could find with USB 3.0. Do I need USB 3.0?

CPU: AMD A8-3870K Unlocked Llano 3.0GHz Socket FM1 100W Quad-Core Desktop APU (CPU GPU) with DirectX 11 Graphic AMD Radeon HD 6550D AD3870WNGXBOX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819106001

I don't want to get a Pentium + GPU because I'm not using this computer to game, so I really just want the Quad-Core over the graphics.

MOBO: ASRock 970 EXTREME3 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131735

I have no idea about MOBOs, can anyone recommend a better one? Also, would I need AM3+?

PSU: CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 V2 (CMPSU-430CXV2) 430W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139026

Is this enough?

DVD/RW: Sony AD-7280S-0B 24x SATA Internal DVD /-RW Drive (Black)
http://www.amazon.com/Sony-AD-7280S-0B-Internal-Drive-Black/dp/B0057FRTPW/ref=pd_rhf_ee_s_cp_3
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  1. bump >__>

    (hope this isnt violating any rules)
  2. You were great in Die Hard.
  3. Right off the bat, the mobo and CPU are incompatible. The CPU only takes FM1 socket mobos. Not AM3+. Because your budget is $500, I'd drop the SSD, and invest that in the other components, and get one later on.
  4. If this is for home use then you dont need a GPU and you could still go Intel, Integrated graphics will work just fine. If you have a Micro Center near you ( http://www.microcenter.com/at_the_stores/index.html ), you can pick up any Intel quad core for dirt cheap and pair it with a $100 mobo and still fit in budget.
    CPUs: Any of these will suit you great and better than AMD
    http://www.microcenter.com/search/search_results.phtml?N=4294966995+4294964566+4294941032
    MOBO:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157304
    or
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128502

    I would also hold off on the SSD, unless you can find more room in the budget and get like a Crucial M4 64Gb or OCZ Agility 64Gb, *brand new*

    Case is good and PSU is enough power if no GPU. here is another good PSU for you. A little cheaper and more power efficient http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371033

    Oh and OS:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986
  5. Actually, at MC, if you buy an i5 2500K or i5 3570K, you get $50 off the mobo.

    So, get the i5 2500K and Pro 3, and it comes out to $205. That's cheaper than the i5 alone at Newegg! 380W is enough with no GPU, but if you want to add a GPU int he future, you'll want to upgrade the PSU to 450-500W.
  6. ok so ill be able to go to microcenter!
    quick check to make sure nothing's wrong!

    SSD: none

    HDD: Western Digital 500 GB Caviar Black SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 RPM 32 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive - WD5001AALS
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-lis [...] dition=all

    RAM: Kingston Technology HyperX 8 GB (2x4 GB Modules) 1600 MHz DDR3 Dual Channel Kit (PC3 12800) 240-Pin SDRAM KHX1600C9D3K2/8GX
    http://www.amazon.com/Kingston-Tec [...] s=8GB+ddr3

    Case: NZXT Source 210 -Inch ELITE-Inch Midtower Case with 3.0 USB - Black
    http://www.amazon.com/Source-210-- [...] er+usb+3.0

    CPU: Intel Core i5 2500K LGA 1155 Boxed Processor
    http://www.microcenter.com/search/search_results.phtml?N=4294966995+4294964566+4294941032

    MOBO: ASRock Z77 Pro3 1155 ATX Intel Motherboard
    http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0387627
    Is this a good one? It was the cheapest MOBO on MC that I could find with USB 3.0.

    PSU: CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 V2 (CMPSU-430CXV2) 430W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6817139026
    (I'm keeping it because 50 W > $3 to me, unless there's a difference I don't know about..?)

    DVD/RW: Sony AD-7280S-0B 24x SATA Internal DVD /-RW Drive (Black)
    http://www.amazon.com/Sony-AD-7280 [...] _ee_s_cp_3
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