Performance system build up.. ADVICE Needed

hi guys
i am buildng a new gaming and performance system.

AMD PHENOM II X4 955 BE
ASUS M4A 88TD M-EVO/USB3
CORSAIR XMS3 4GB 1600MHZ RAM
CORSAIR 500 WATTS POWER SUPPLY
SAPPHIRE 5770 1GB GFX

please advice me if this is the best motherboard option for this CPU under 130$
i am a frequent gamer thats why i am building a performance pc
i am little confused about the mobo, it the best mobo i have chose or is there any other best option which is very solid, durable and has great overclocking features.
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  1. A frequent gamer but no video card??

    If your a frequent gamer and you want a "performance system" you should be looking at i5-2500/2500K. 955BE really has no upgrade path.
  2. There's a 5770 in there. But... yeah. This isn't a "performance" system, more of a budget system.

    Still the CPU is fine for gaming and the only thing I'd look at upgrading is the GPU to at least a 460 or 6850.
  3. 130$ for that motherboard is quite high.. Are you based outside US..? In that case, please mention your budget in your currency which will help us figure out a much more accurate reply..
  4. Wow, not sure how I missed the 5770. lol

    I agree, it's more of a budget system build than performance system build.

    Anyways, you should be able to find a good 880G for $100 or less and put the savings into a better video card.

    And yes the cpu is fine for gaming, but no upgrade path. If you only upgrade every 4-5 years, then go for it.
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