1000$ CAD gaming build, need recommendations/feedback

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE:

Tomarrow

BUDGET RANGE:

About 1000 before rebates and taxes

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT:

Gaming, surfing the internet, watching videos

PARTS NOT REQUIRED:

Keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS:

www.bewawa.com preferrably and if not on there then tigerdirect.ca

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:

Canada

PARTS PREFERENCES:

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-200m-fan-9-drive-bays-external-3-x-5-25-internal-6-x-3-5-for-hdd-top-mounted-i-o-ports-2-x-usb-2-0-1-x-ieee-1394-audio-in-and-out.html = 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

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:

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!
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  1. 955 C3 and 965 are the same... If cheaper get the 955

    Check the ram on the motherboard QVL.

    650 watt psu from a good supplier antec, corsair, etc ($100 or so)

    The stock cooler is fine for a mild OC... it comes with thermal compound pre-applied.

    You may wan to get a better cooler now as some require the board to be removes to install.

    I would not use seagate but that is just me...
  2. Stay with stock, ONLY IF YOU GO UP 0.1 GHZ! If you wanna go a bit farther, get this!
    http://www.bewawa.com/coolermaster-hyper-212-plus-cpu-cooler-for-intel-amd-aluminum-heatpipe.html :) and check your RAM and this comes with thermal paste
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