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  1. Hi. Those parts are compatible but if you don't mind buying from Amazon I recommend this for a gaming build. Since you're buying a discrete graphics card, there's no real point in getting an APU. If you decide to go with the original build, replace the PSU, GPU, case with the ones I recommended and buy 8GB (2 x 4GB) of RAM (only 2 slots on motherboard).

    Case: NZXT Source 210
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146076
    $30 after rebate

    PSU: CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 500W
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139027
    $30 after promo code and rebate

    MOBO: BIOSTAR H77MU3 LGA 1155 Intel H77
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138358
    $50 after rebate

    RAM: Patriot Memory Intel Extreme Masters 8 GB (2 x 4GB)
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008MF3R82/
    $32

    CPU: Intel Core i3-2105 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115090
    $105

    GPU: ASUS HD7850-DC2-2GD5-V2 Radeon HD 7850 2GB
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121651
    $170 after rebate

    HDD: Unchanged
    $50

    The total of this build is $467 after promo code and rebates. If you're willing to spend $12 over your budget, I highly recommend the i5-3470 for $180 from Amazon.
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