I'm very confused because different people are telling me different things. Like that my mother board isn't compatible, and that a PCI Express 2.1 x16 graphics card isn't compatible with a PCI Express x16 card slot (what does the extra "2.1" on the graphics card even mean?) and that the card might not fit my case and stuff.
By the way, the power supply I want to buy and the stock 300w one are the same exact size (5.9 x 5.5 x 3.4) so I'm assuming it'll be okay, but I just want to be sure.
Its mainly the graphics card and its compatibility.
Card and PSU no problem, that system would run fine as well of the CX500 PSU with power to spare.
I do not think that the CM 212 will fit your case and since you will not be overclocking you are fine as is.
Okay, I can measure it, but before I buy it, someone recently told me about an "OEM version" of windows, which means that if I upgrade any of the parts, my version of windows will not work..... is this true?