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I want to build my own gaming computer?

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December 16, 2012 7:48:54 PM

I want to build a gaming computer under 500 dollars and I'm new to this.
I'm am not sure if these are compatible with each other.
Here is what I got so far.

AMD Athlon II X3 450 95W Processor (ADX450WFGMBOX) $70.69

Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard $79.99
Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory (CMZ16GX3M2A1600C10) $66.99

Cooler Master Elite 430 - Mid Tower Computer Case with All-Black Interior (RC-430-KWN1) $41.98

Arctic Silver 5 Polysynthetic Silver Thermal Compound Paste 3.5g $8.35

WD Blue 1 TB Desktop Hard Drive: 3.5 Inch, 7200 RPM, SATA III, 64 MB Cache - WD10EZEX $69.99

GIGABYTE GV-R667D3-1GI Radeon HD 6670 1GB DDR3 DVI-D / D-Sub / HDMI CrossFire Ready Graphics Card $20.00

$364.54 Total

What am I missing? What else do I need? Are these all going to fit iside the case?

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December 18, 2012 8:41:53 AM

If you want to play many of the newer games on higher settings, that graphics card really won't be strong enough. You'll need to look at a card of $150-$250 to get into some of the more powerful cards for modern games on reasonable to high settings.