This was the build i was looking at and really just looking for feedback and advice on it.
CPU: AMD phenom ii x4 black edition 965 = 180
GPU: Powercolour Radeon HD 5850 = 300
Mobo: ASUS MB M4A89GTD PRO AMD AM3 890GX SB850 DDR3 USB2.0 PCIE2.0 SATA6.0 ATX RTL = 150
RAM: 4GB (2x2GB Dual Channel Kit) DDR-III 1600Mhz Desktop Memory - Patriot G Series Sector 5 = 110
Case: Antec 900 - http://www.bewawa.com/antec-nine-hundred-gaming-tower-2... = 95
HSF: None? do i really need one?
HDD: 1TB 3.5" SATA II Desktop Hard Drive 32MB Cache 7200RPM ST31000528AS - Seagate Barracuda = 65
PSU: i dont know yet, one of the main things i need help picking
Thermal compound: Do i need one?
With all these parts the bill comes out to 900 before tax, so ive got about 100 to work with for a psu.
Although all of these components are slight preferences im open to other options if they increase performance or some other benefit, and are available at the sites listed above. Im also worried about compatibility and confirmation that the build would work to its maximum potential would take a load off my mind.
OVERCLOCKING: Yes, but lightly
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: crossfire
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920/1200
Basically ive got the outline of what i want and i just need your guys help with the fine tuning. Thanks in advance, as always your help is much appreciated!