Ugh you're from Canada, so shipping sucks. That isn't bad but it would force you to upgrade again. I would get the Phenom II x4 955 along with a AM3+ motherboard which can be found for $60-100. The one near $60 are like older generation around 760-880. I recommend getting at least 970. That way you can upgrade to bulldozer when the time comes. Do note you may want to upgrade your PSU too by then. I don't know which one you have. If you have no plans to upgrade or just want to use something now. That isn't bad but see if there's any intel combos
Well I decided the best way to go, and the cheapest, would be to go to my local computer store here in calgary. I could get like a 880 or 890 motherboard 8 gigs of ram and a quad core 3.1 for less than on newegg, plus no shipping. Thanks for the help anyway wintermint!