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  1. looks good to me.
    couple thoughts:

    -8gb is truly more than you need for gaming. I would start with 4gb and add 4 later if needed. this will free up some space in your budget as well.

    -That video card will not crossfire, just pointing our because you said maybe in the OP. you should get something a bit more powerful especially if you want to play newer games. check out the radeon 6450 or 6550, these are fresh in

    edit: for something that will crossfire, you will need to spend ~$150
    NVIDIA has lower priced cards that will SLI such as this gts 250 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150513
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  3. if you still have room in your budget, it might be a good idea to get an even better card. What sort of games do you play?
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  5. A better video card. Knowing what types of games you play will help (ex. If you play MMOs usually nvidia cards will work better.)

    edit: also add an aftermarket CPU cooler such as the coolmaster hyper 212. The stock CPU fan will get noisy and temps will run higher.
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  7. A gtx 460 or radeon 6850 would be good choices
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  9. Wouldn't trust that card, it has too many bad reviews. This one looks like a much better bet but it's 10$ more http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127510
  10. The HD 5850 just came back into stock at 139 and it is a better card than the HD 6850...

    If you do go AMD you might want this board instead, it is a little more money but I believe asus had a press release saying it would be AM3+ capable:

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