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To deal with your query in what I hope is an easy to read format
1. The parts chosen are OK as far as their compatability with ONE possible exception
The ram is 1333 MHz and the processor accepts 1066 as default without changing any settings
See this pleasehttp://ark.intel.com...-Cache-2_40-GHz
and a short article I have written explaining thishttp://www.geekstogo...-do-i-purchase/
That does not mean that the chosen ram will not work, simply that you will need to alter settings to use the 1333 Mhz ram to run other than at the default settings for the processor and the gain will be UN-NOTICEABLE.
Personally I recommend you stick with the 1066 listed by Intel.
2. Before I proceed see this as an excellent guide to building your system.
It is well worth a read and written by two staff members at Geeks to Go - Troy
3. The PSU. The graphics card recommends 400 watt minimum.
You have chosen Corsair - an excellent PSU.
That is good, as cheap unknown brands of PSU place the whole system at risk, from their inadequate protection against
failure resulting in over voltage supply - from the use of cheap unreliable diodes etc.
Although you will manage with 430 as the graphics card itself, uses a max of 66 watts, if I was going to recommend any change it would be that you increase the PSU to 500 wattsThat said I am a liitle uncertain, as to whether this is really all worthwhile
I do not mind running them on medium-low because I will eventually build a $1,000+ computer within a year hopefully]
The reason I say that and it must of course be your decision, is that the processor at 2.4 Ghz and the 4Gb of ram are going to leave you running those games you list more at the low end spec of the games - I think.
Indeed you need to consider what operating system you are installing, if you are going to use Windows 7 - 64 bit, please see thishttp://msdn.microsof...imits_windows_7
and I would increase the ram in capacity to 8Gb.
4. Returning to the processor - see this pleasehttp://www.cpubenchm...et/cpu_list.php
click on your processor and you will see the resutls, then click again and you will see what I mean.
IN its class, it is listed bottom of the scale for its performance.http://www.cpubenchm...530+%40+2.40GHz
5. One of the games you list ARMA 3 - its requirementshttp://gamesystemreq...ames.php?id=305
and the AMD processor recommended and you may compare with yours or they recommend an Intel i5http://www.amd.com/u...4-features.aspx
6. So in summaryWhat you have chosen will work. - just bear in mind the ram. by that I mean none of the items are incompatible.
Please accept that I am not in any way wishing to leave you thinking that I am being critical of your decision to build this computer, when you say your intention is to build a far more expensive system within the year.
I simply think that you should give the matter serious consideration as what you will end up with, in respect of this build, will be less than an effective efficient gaming machine.
If you add the cost of this build to what you intend to spend, on the computer you are going to build within the year you could have an excellent gaming computer.
For instance if you were going to run with two graphic cards - you would need a 700 or even 850 PSU.
The motherboard will accept only 2 sticks of ram
The processor. as I said defaults to 1066 mhz and the motherboard itself will only accept 1066 or 1333
In summary there is little that would be sutiable to transfer to the other system
However the choice is of course yours and if you need any more advice, someone else will I am sure post as well.
I am signing off now it is 0157 here in UK
Goodnight and good luck with the build, either this one if you do proceed or the later one.