Looking for recomendations

Hello fellow PC building maineiacs, I am looking to build a budget gaming computer. The graphic card is going to be offset right now because i sold my old comp for 300 bucks. $300 will be my graphic card budget aside from the bare system. For the bare system im looking at a total parts cost of around $600 or less without shipping and taxes. I want an AMD machine because it seems it's best suited for the purpose and price. I want the best comp for this amount of money please. Heres my build ....

$130 - ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AM3 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard ==== http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131402

$80 - Mushkin Enhanced Volta MKNPS600-A 600W ==== [url=http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817812008]

$115 - G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 ==== http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231193

$170 - AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition ==== http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103674

$50 - Western Digital Caviar Blue 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb == http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136074

$20 - Sony Optiarc Black ==== http://www.newegg.ca/Shopping/ShoppingItem.aspx?ItemList=N82E16827118039

That equals 566 + $100 shipping and taxes = $665

Also, i am using the raid max smilodon mid tower case which will be hopefully housing an ati 5850... possibly a 5870. If anyone has the raidmax case and wants to inform me of any obsticles... please do. My monitors resolution will be 1900 * 1600.
I am hoping to overclock the CPU to 3.8 gHz.

Any suggestions, advice or information will be very appriciated.
Thank you
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  1. 1. Too much to dump on previous gen 700 series mobo; you could nab a 890GX or this CFable 870 (technically a 890X, i.e 890GX w/o IGP) for like $95?

    2. Too juicy HD 5850 + EA 750 combo not to consider :P

    Edit : Oops u in Canada ^^
  2. Hey, thx for the reply!!! what motherboard model would you propose ??? For some odd reason i cant open the links.
  3. Asrock 870 Extreme3
  4. Alright i see what your saying about the motherboard.
    What do you think about the build overall?
  5. Well looks fine as per budget but your GPU choice would depend on what resolution u gaming on ^^
  6. Im planing to game on 1900 * 1600. I was thinking about waiting abit for the ati 5870 to go down in price :P There is a possiblity that i might try doing crosfire with an ati 5870 or 5850. Hoping to play crysis 2 on this rig really....
  7. The current pricing for HD 5850s look good - some are dipping under the $290 mark
  8. Thats probably for the US... on the canadian Newegg website there abit over $300 mark unless your looking on a different website that i do not know about.


    I just noticed the SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 7200rpm 16mb cache on newegg for $45

    Btw thx for the Motherboard advice
  9. You are welcomed ^^
  10. btw where can you get a 5850 for $290?
  11. Newegg USA but disregard as u in Canada
  12. Do you think i would be able to run crosfire with two 5850 with that psu???
  13. I doubt it but why not hit an Antec/Corsair 80+
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