I devised a similar build to yours’ myself. I guess the selection is somewhat limited in this price range.
I’m reading reviews of those parts you two suggested that I’m not already familiar with and comparing them to the ones I found.
Since my last post, I impulsively bought a PSU and a hard drive: a Corsair CMPSU-650TX 650W
for $59.99 and a Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1 TB - OEM
for $49.95 after all offers.
I’ve noticed the PSU & GPU combo you found batuchka, but I think 650W is more than enough for my needs and will be for some time; according to OuterVision’s eXtreme power supply calculator, such builds as these require well under 500W, or 600W if I Crossfire. Mostly though, I just couldn’t pass up such a good deal. ^^ I understand my recent purchases change things. With this in mind, if someone else has ideas--or if either of you have something to add--I’m all ears.