Obviously I'm very close to within range, but that does not include tax or shipping so I need to knock something down. I feel knocking down the processor and video card would be harmful, but I'm obviously not fully confident or I wouldn't post here.
I'm curious of your opinion on which parts I can take in another direction to save some bucks but not kill performance. Would a cheaper video card still have the same bang for my buck? I'm just looking for a little help and I greatly appreciate you looking at this.
Raidmax is a horrible power supply company. That PSU in particular claims over 85% efficiency but doesnt have 80+ certification so it must fluctuate all over the place at different load levels. Inconsistent power is really bad in a PC.
OCZ Fatal1ty 550W is a good deal at newegg right now.
Antec earthwatts 500W and Corsair 450VX would be others to consider.
I didnt see a case listed? My favorite at low end is the Antec 300 illusion (great black friday deal) or the Coolermaster CM690
At your budget I would not get the 955. For almost all gaming peformance the triple core CPUs match quads. The Athlon IIx3 435 for $90 or PhenomIIx3 720 for $120 make more sense to me. Maybe use the money to get a better motherboard that would allow crossfiring a second 5770 in the future (will be around $110 for the MB). That way in the future you could swap out for a quad CPU and get a second 5770 to have a really strong gaming machine.