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Hey guys,

First time builder dont know where else to turn to for some advice, trying to put together something inexpensive as possible and not sacrificing power, expecting to use this for some engineering applications (3D-modeling, AutoCAD) and maybe some small time gaming, expecting to have this hooked up to a dual monitor setup, is there any issue with the SSD or motherboard with any of the other componenets for that matter in conjuntion? Any and all comments would be greatly appreciated, Thanks.

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock 960GM/U3S3 FX Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($61.97 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston HyperX T1 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($25.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F4 320GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial V4 32GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($45.87 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 550 Ti 1GB Video Card ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.49 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: Thermaltake TR2 430W ATX12V Power Supply ($33.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $458.26
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Everything is compatible, although I would recommend stepping up the size of the SSD to at least 64GB to have some headroom after you install the OS.
Thanks so much for the quick response, yea if I could find a larger size SSD for a good price I would go with that, cheapest thing I could find as of now.

Is there any issue with the PSU that I have selected?
To stay safe, I would go with an Antec VP-450. The Radeon 7770 outperforms the 550 Ti also.
Keep an eye out for some Black November deals on Newegg, I saw one where I could get a 128GB Samsung 830 for $69.99. I'm sure you'll be able to grab something for a good price if you keep an eye out.
Thanks, I could go with the Antec 450W, just saw they have some left on amazon, and on the Radeon 7770, its just I'm also trying not to spend too much on this so I went with the cheaper card, hopefully still meet my demand.

Regarding dual monitor setup, the 550 Ti has 2 DVI ports, and the motherboard has 1 DVI port, could I potentially have another monitor (total of 3) run with my system? I read around the web, that I could only have the monitors setup via my video card, just wanted to make sure. Thanks alot.

Yea thanks just made an account on newegg (ya ,, first time), Ive been searching slickdeals more often, been seeing those Samsung SSD deals come and go, might pull the trigger on one within budget.
The 7770 is the same price as the 550 Ti. As for the video card monitors, you could use adapters to get more DVI ports. The monitors must come from the video card.