New Build advice much appreciated

Hello everybody,

I am ready to do my new build and Its a budget gaming build. My maximum budget is $500-600. I live in Canada, so the main stores I go to are or I picked a few parts, but as I'm not really familiar with AMD, I am looking for some advice.

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 840
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-890XA-UD3 Socket AM3 AMD 790X
Graphics: Sapphire HD 6870
Power Supply: Antec TP-650 Truepower New 650W
Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series DDR3 1333MHz 2x4gb.
Case: Cooler Master Rc430
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 500GB
Optical Drive: ASUS DRW-24B1ST Black SATA

I'm also not sure if my processor is too weak and if there will be any bottlenecking. What do you guys think?

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    the 955 would be a worthwhile upgrade. You can go with a cheaper PSU, that should run a 6870 CrossFire. I'd try and get a 900-series mobo for longevity.
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