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1st time build, a little unsure

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Hey guys, Ive been looking into building a computer for mainly gaming and surfing the web, Ive never built one before so I'm a little uneasy about spending roughly $800 and ending up running into a problem. Here's what I have so far
cpu-Amd phenom 9950 2.6ghz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103273
mobo- ASUS M3A78-T
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131331
gpu- XFX Geforce 9800GTX+
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150314
hard drive- WD Cavier SE
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136098
case- Raidmax Smilodon w/ 500w psu
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811156098
ram- Corsair 4g ddr2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145184
 

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Ok thanks I'll be sure to get a better psu and probably the 4850. So far I've stuck with Nvidia but I'd rather be able to upgrade it later.
 

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Yeah a little bit, I'd rather be able to buy one card later on. Also what are some good cases in the $50 range.
 

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Memory Klevv Neo 2x4Gb 1866 @ 1600 CL9 : 2x8Gb Vengeance 1600 cl9
Video Card(s) EVGA GTX 950 SC : XFX R5 220
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Will come pre-applied but if you do plan on OC'ing, switch it out asap.
 
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Yeah I might overclock it in the future so Ill get it also, would it be worth it to get a Radeon 4870 instead of a 4850
 

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