AMD Gaming Comp+Monitor $800

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: This weekend (if I get my job)
BUDGET RANGE:700-800 (flexible)
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, OS
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg.com but willing to use other sites if cheaper (btw bing.com/cashback gives you 2% back)
PARTS PREFERENCES: Whatever is good.
OVERCLOCKING: Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Need confirmation that it is a decent build and it will fulfill my system usage for a good amount of years+being able to upgrade it. (I did steal this from another thread and modified it a little bit.)

AMD Phenom II X2 550 Black Edition Callisto 3.1GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 80W Dual-Core Processor - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103680&Tpk=X2%20550%20BE

Scythe MUGEN-2 SCMG-2000 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185093

ASUS VW224U Black 22" 2ms(GTG) Widescreen LCD Monitor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236050

LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW SATA CD/DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106289

XFX HD-487A-ZWFC Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150436

OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ500MXSP 500W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341016

CORSAIR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X4096-6400C5 - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145184

AND the combo deal with the Cooler Master case+Western Digital Caviar Black Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.273732

I am missing a motherboard any suggestions?

Thanks in advance.
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  1. The dual core CPU will be limiting, and I would recommend getting a Asus/Gigabyte 790GX AM3 board, so switch the RAM to DDR3. Maybe drop the aftermarket cooling in exchange for upgrading to a x3 720? You could also drop to a 4850 if you must, given your resolution.
  2. i just bought the msi 785g micro atx board 5 days ago and couldn't be happier. it's the cheaper of the two available from msi. the 785g boards have a 710 southbridge and have acc listed in the bios, as well as other o.c. options. unlocked my 710 phenom II triple core to quad and has room to overclock too. plus i like looking at the black pcb. only handles 4 gig of ram but i have yet to find anything that needs more. great board for 69 bucks.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130237
  3. oh , forgot it calls for 1.8 volt ramm in the manual. if you get the board make sure your ramm specs out for 1.8 volts, and for the same 100 dollars you could get a 710 triple core and unlock for a quad. worked for me. and can o.c. to 3.0 ghz. stable.
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