Advise on comments for a new $500 amd gaming PC

I am in the process of building my new gaming pc on a budget.
i already have the video card and i would like to get everything else.
Video card:
DIAMOND 6850PE51G Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

Approximate Purchase Date: the closer the better

Budget Range: 500 without Graphics card

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, surfing the internet, watching HD movies

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor , speakers, OS , DVD RW, Speakers

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:

Parts Preferences: I would like to use an AMD CPU

Overclocking: Yes , black edition CPU plzzz

SLI or Crossfire: Not anytime soon. 6850 shud be enough for my needs

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

i came up with this list, if there are any comments or advise it would be welcome .

Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm Fan, 1x Rear 120mm Fan, option Fans-2x Side 120mm Fan

SeaSonic S12II 520 Bronze 520W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 12V V2.91 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

CPU Heat sink and fan:
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-10600CL9D-4GBPK

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ955FBGMBOX

ASUS M4A87TD EVO AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

CPU + MOBO COMBO deal at

I have not checked the memory compatibility against the motherboard list.
any notes on compatibility would be welcome.
With this build i am 40$ over budget, any help trimming it down would be apreciated.

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  1. It is hard to cut any money from that it is all quality components and should all work well together. At the cost of some overclock you could skip the CPU cooler and just use the std one to start with. I have never had issues with memory as long as the module voltage is supported by the motherboard.
  2. Agree with rolli 100%

    nice build.... in the process of doing something very similar for a friend. the only way i see to potentially stay within your budget is to go with this combo

    you could get that combo and hope for a successful unlock on the third and fourth core.

    however.... if you really want the quad core from the start then go ahead and cough up the 40 over budget and go for it. because core unlocking is not a sure thing.
  3. Amd chipsets have bene known to have some issues with the G.SKill ram.
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