Black Friday AMD easy O.C. budget gaming build

:hello: I would like to put together a decent gaming computer that will run games on high settings. Being a budget build I was thinking of going the AMD O.C. route rather than just a stable Intel build. First build, so trying to keep the OCing as easy as can be. 2 days ago I knew nothing about building my own PC, but after reading reviews, benchmarks, comparing hundreds of items I now have some knowledge as to what I am looking for.
Approximate Purchase Date: A.S.A.P.
Budget Range: $700 - $1100 US
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Videos
Parts Not Required: OS, Mouse, Keyboard
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, Tiger Direct, Amazon
Country: Don't care
Parts Preferences: AMD MSI Motherboard w/OC Genie II (preferably) - Whatever reliable company you prefer
Overclocking: Yes
SLI or Crossfire: No / Maybe in future 1-2 years
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080
Additional Comments: Would like to get the best out of the Black Friday deals. Feel free to give opinions on the CPU and case also. Sorry for the lack of information
NZXT Apollo Black SECC Steel Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Looks great and I like the side panel window.

AMD Phenom II X4 970 Black Edition Deneb 3.5GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Desktop Processor HDZ970FBGMBOX

Just need a good MOBO that will be good for OCing and that will last - Don't want to spend money on things I don't need - I will only be needing 1 PCI 2.0 - Needs to be MSI for OC Genie II easy O.C.

Need a PSU that can handle OCing.

8 GB Not sure how much better it is to O.C. Memory or even what it does period.

Don't need anything huge or expensive. But then again I don't want it to crap out on me.

DVD Drive:
Doesn't matter much which one I get as long as it works.

GPU: $100-$250
I want a good Radeon but not the most expensive one.

I want a 20-24 inch LED HD monitor that looks good

CPU Cooler:
Gonna need one because the stock one blows too much. (pun intended)

This site is the best! Thanks in advance for your time, kindness, and patience. Hope to see you in Diablo 3. :love:
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  1. Best answer

    I made a quick build for you here: Total $595 excluding case, monitor
    The motherboard supports Crossfire however the PSU is not going to suffice for two 6950s.
  2. This build is looking good in my eyes anyone have some insight on it?
  3. Pretty nice. If you're still planning on Crossfire you might want a slightly bigger PSU yet if only for peace of mind. 700W-750W
  4. Thanks FinneousPJ for your help.
  5. Best answer selected by Hellbreath.
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