Gaming AMD based budget PC ~$500 will it work?

As far as compatability/heating/manufacture goes this combination works fine right?
I should be able to play Assassins Creed Revelations and Battlefield 3 when they come out. ^-^
I have list below or you can just go here:

PSU - $70/$50 after RB
OCZ Fatal1ty 550W Modular Gaming Power Supply

Motherboard - $52

Case - $50
Rosewell CHALLENGER gaming ATX midtower

CPU - $105
AMD Phenom II 840 3.2GHz 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core

RAM - $40
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB 240-Pin DDR3

Hard Disk - $60
WD Caviar Black 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA

Graphics Card - $170/$140 after RB
EVGA GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) SSC+ 1GB 245-bit GDDR5

DVD Burner/CD ROM? - $20
ASUS 24x DVD Burner

total ~ $507 ($547)

Total $507(After Rebate otherwise $557)
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  1. Best answer
    -get the Phenom x4 955 BE <- It has L3 cache and is just better for a tad bit more
    -You should also get an AM3+ MoBo because it allows upgrading to the Bulldozer CPU, and it's compatible with the AM3
    Otherwise, it looks fine
  2. Best answer selected by bnynn.
  3. if you have to stay within that budget i'd get this mobo instead:

    it has an ATX form factor (better cooling), it has 4 ram slots and will NATIVELY support 1333Mhz ram:

    and as said above if you can afford a bit more than a AM3+ board as well as a board which supports SATAIII and USB3 would be a better option.

    and for about $5 more i would DEFINTELY get this phenom 945:

    and for the SAME price as that phenom 840 i would get this phenom 925 ATLEAST:

    AND an aftermarket cooler:
    or this:

    which would add up to the SAME price as the phenom 840!
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