Need Help on New gaming build

Hi Tom members,

I am looking to upgrade my computers and need some help in choosing parts.

Approximate purchase date: Within the next 1 month

Budget Range: I would like to spend $500. I'm able to stretch to $600.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming,Internet browsing/emailing


Parts Not Required:

Operating System (Windows 7 64 Bit Edition)
Keyboard
Mouse
Monitor
Harddisk Drive
Power Supply
Computer Case
CD/DVD Burner


Parts Required:

CPU
Motherboard
RAM
Graphics Card

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: www.newegg.com/ amazon

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: Would prefer a AMD build.

Overclocking: Maybe later on but not now.

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe.
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  1. $580 at Newegg/Amazon w/o MIR:

    Part list permalink / Part price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.90 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990XA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($118.99 @ NCIX US)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($249.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $553.86
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
    (Generated 2012-04-24 22:29 EDT-0400)
  2. The FX 4100 is the only AMD CPU atm that I would recommend.
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