System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies
Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com
Country of Origin: USA
Parts Preferences: AMD and ATI
SLI or Crossfire: No
Additional Comments: I won't be recycling any parts into this build. My main concern is compatibility since this is my first build and I want it as smooth as possible. Is the PSU enough for this build? Anyway to trim the cost a bit closer to 500 would also be nice.
Looks like a great build to me! You could probably still shave a few bucks here and there if you wanted to get really serious about getting down to your $500 guideline. Still, what you've picked looks pretty good.
By the way, if you spend a little more on the motherboard you can get an AM3+ board and upgrade to Bulldozer latter on. That might make you feel better about getting and overclocking a slightly cheaper Athlon II X3 now ^_^