How much can you spend total? I ask because the GPU you selected is actually on the left side of the value curve, that is to say that in spending 50-100% more on the GPU you could net, perhaps, 180-250% the performance.
Logisys, like Diablotec, Aspire, and a few others, makes PSU-shaped objects that should not be connected to delicate electronics (such as a computer) if there is any chance they will be connected to an A/C power source at the same time. I wish I could remember whom to credit this remark to, but they're basically fireworks with an uncertain fuse. Low-end Thermaltakes aren't much better. A quality modern PSU has full range active PFC (no little voltage switch!) and some level of 80+ certification for efficiency. Seasonic, Antec, Corsair, XFX, and Enermax/LEPA are among the better brands.
Check the cooler in that combo; I believe it will physically fit an AM3 socket, but it is probably not sufficient to cool a 95W CPU, especially if you unlock/overclock it.
Post your total budget. You'll get some good build ideas.
The total is $398.88, with $25 savings in promo codes, and $20 rebate. That makes $355, just over your budget! This system will perform better than that build-kit one (way better in games, WAY) and I included the price of a DVD burner in mine.
@striker410 thanks for the suggestions! yeah, like I said, don't need the dvd player
@CyberBuildPC thanks, though I think ill go with the HD 5770, only around $80 - $100 and the 6570 doesn't perform THAT much better (from what I've heard at least - feel free to correct me, i'm new to this) though I would have the budget to throw that in there without the DVD player.
One more question, for now at least ( ) do you guys think it would be worth it for me to wait 'till Christmas to purchase? As in, do you think there'll be new stuff coming out that will drop the price of the stuff I'm looking at, and I'll have a bigger budget by then... Thanks for any input!
Well, it all depends. Yes there will be newer stuff out, and yes this stuff will be cheaper HOWEVER, that's always going to be the case! With the cycle of tech, you can bet whatever you buy is going to be at least semi outdated in 3 months. That's just the way it is.
So, it's your call. If you don't want the pc now, then wait. If you want one soon, don't feel guilty! Your call.