First Mid/High Gaming Comp. Build; Need some Advice !

Approximate Purchase Date: Today

Budget Range: $600, After Rebates + Promo codes

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

Country: U.S.A

Parts Preferences:I would like to use an AMD CPU & Gigabyte mobo , Antec PSU , EVGA GTX 550Ti .. etc

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050

Additional Comments: This is my first try and I'm not sure if there would be any bottleneck . Thank you
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This is a link to my wishlist

http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?WishListNumber=27542248

CPU: AMD Phenom ii x4 965 black edition 3.4GHz
CASE: Cooler Master HAF 912 mid tower
PSU: Antec 550W
Graphics card: EVGA Geforce GTX 550Ti (Fermi)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA 970A UD3 AM3+ AMD 970 Sata 6gbs usb 3.0 atx amd
RAM: corsair vengeance 8gb
Hard drive: Western Digital Blue 500gb 7200rpm 16mb cache sata 6.0
DVD CD Rom: Asus 24x dvd burner

Need some advice on these. Thank you
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  1. I'm not the biggest AMD fan around here but the 975 is a slightly better choice than the FX-4100.

    And then instead of the GTX 550TI - go for the GT640 - it's the lowest end Keppler card you can get but it's a far better choice than the 550TI: http://www.evga.com/products/moreInfo.asp?pn=02G-P4-2643-KR&family=GeForce%20600%20Series%20Family&sw=
  2. Could do better especially better than the 550 Ti.

    Check out my $650 build here:
    http://www.squidoo.com/electronicandmore
    Slightly over your budget. But I can guarantee well worth it.
    i5 2400 vs 965
    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/102?vs=363
    That's not even including the performance kick IVB (Ivy Bridge) gets.
    Plus you'll get the 6870 in my build
    6870 vs 550 TI
    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/540?vs=541
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