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Best build for $570? (Feedback and First-Time Builder Advice Please!)

Hey Tom's Hardware Community! I'm new here and I just want some feedback on the build I am buying in the near future.

I researched for about a month, and this is what I am planning on purchasing. They are all currently on sale at stores I can access. Is there anything wrong or non-compatible with my build? I am pretty sure this is the best performance I can get for my budget in Canada. Thoughts and opinions are welcome!

PCPartPicker part list: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/1v6Q8
Price breakdown by merchant: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/1v6Q8/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/1v6Q8/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.75 @ Vuugo)
Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($54.75 @ Vuugo)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.55 @ DirectCanada)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($87.75 @ Vuugo)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7790 1GB Video Card ($129.99 @ Canada Computers)
Case: Rosewill CHALLENGER ATX Mid Tower Case ($55.98 @ Newegg Canada)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($57.99 @ NCIX)
Total: $569.76
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-22 19:51 EDT-0400)

I also plan on upgrading my mouse+keyboard and found this steal of a deal from Cooler Master. For $20, a good-looking and generic keyboard and mouse from a trusted brand like Cooler Master seems like a good deal.

Keyboard+Mouse: http://ncix.ca/products/?sku=85648&vpn=SGB-3010-KKMF1-US&manufacture=COOLERMASTER&promoid=1336

Thanks for reading,
-Mike
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  1. Best answer
    I made a few changes to your build, got a better motherboard an a better Video Card, cutting on some parts where you didn't really need to spend that much. So here is what I ended up with, and I do believe that is pretty much the best you can get for your money at this price range :

    PCPartPicker part list: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/1v7pD
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/1v7pD/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/1v7pD/benchmarks/

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.75 @ Vuugo)
    Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($59.99 @ Canada Computers)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.55 @ DirectCanada)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ Amazon Canada)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($149.99 @ NCIX)
    Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case ($42.99 @ NCIX)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($57.99 @ NCIX)
    Total: $559.25
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-22 20:09 EDT-0400)
  2. Thanks for the quick reply and modifications!

    For the case, is the Antec One a good value? I am looking for decent cable management and appearance. Cases I have researched are the NZXT Source 210 which is rising hellishly in price but is a great case in general, the Rosewill Challenger which includes many fans including a blue LED one, as well as has good cable management, the Antec Three Hundred Two which has a large open space at the back of the case for cable routing, and the Corsair 200R.
  3. You can change my case to any other that you like, just make sure that it has a front panel usb 3.0 port. The Corsair 200R is a great one. But I do believe that with it, it gets a bit above your budget. The case that I recommended you is good, but for its price. Obviously, there's a lot of better options if you're open to pay more...
  4. For a first build the Corsair 200r is the best choice. It's a little more money build the wire management and space inside to work with make it worth it.
  5. I have decided to go with a Corsair 200R. However, the HD 7850 costed about $200 before rebates and I do not want to spend over $700 on my budget up-front and before rebates, because rebates are a hassle to complete.

    Here is my final build: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/1viB5
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