I have an external 1tb which i will be using so the hdd is not much of a concern for me...im willing to go as high as $150 for a cpu which is what im having the most difficulty with... as for the mobo is the ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO AM3 that much better than the one i have selected?
The m4a79xtd is even better. I can't really say much about the one you selected, but really ASUS make the best motherboards, the 785 have a onboard video which is unnecessary when you are getting a video card so the m4a79xtd would be the best option, it's not much more expensive but it's more expensive.
Abou the HD either way it's really worth spending $10, $15 more on it.
well...if i were you, then i would spend the extra 20$ for the x4 925, since it has the speed of the phenom/callisto series, its a quad core, can easliy be oc'ed, and only costs 125$. i wouldnt go with the 705e, those are just 720s that are down clocked to achieve lower voltage, which can be done even further by getting the 720...the athlon series of quads and duals doesnt have a L3 cache, where as the phenom/callistos do, which is why the 3.0 GHz 545 is faster than the athlon something at 3.0 GHz...since the 925 is the best compromise, and not much more expensive, i would go with that...