New Gaming Computer Canadian ($700 dollars)

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: In about 10 days, give or take BUDGET RANGE: $700-$750 Before Rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, surfing the web, homework but primarily gaming.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor,


PARTS PREFERENCES: I would like a AMD/ATI build

OVERCLOCKING: Yes (I want to see how much power I can get from the 5770) / SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe, unsure now.

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1200 (though idk if the 5770 can handle it)

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I am planning to use the AMD Phenom II X2 555 processor, what are the chances that I can unlock the remaining 2 cores to get a quad core? Also, how much can I overclock a 5770 and how much performance gains will I receive? Any aftermarket cooler that I should get?

Parts selected

AMD Phenom II X2 555 Deneb 3.2GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3

XFX HD-577X-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit DDR5

COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-WW Black/Silver Aluminum Bezel, SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM

These are my main parts. Any recommendations on any of my other parts? All help appreciated, thanks for your feedback in advance
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  1. Ps. Can you guys remember to include a motherboard which is capable of unlocking the amd phenom II 555?? Thx in advance!!
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