Additional Comments: (e.g.: Need to have a window and lots of bling, I would like a quiet PC)
Here are the exact parts i will use all linked to new egg sites. If anyone spots any problems, specifically compatibility issues i would be most appreciative. Im still very new at this so any and all advice is welcome. Thanks!
I build the RIG around the x4 965BE, since you liked AMD. I used AM3+ MB (jsut in case AMD puts out a better gaming CPU) with SATA 6G and USB 3.0. instead of the AM3 Mb you had listed.
The case is just a place holder, its one I like to build with. feel free to chose one you like.
I only added 4gb of RAM as that is plenty to game on and more wasn't in the budget. I did make 1600Mhz ram though for future overclocking.
The GPU is a XFX HD 7850, I have the DD version and it rocks!
I replaced your PSU with a solid one that wasn't overkill and still fit the budget.
I left your choice of HDD in. You do know its a 2.5 inch drive right? It may help your boot times, I have the 750GB version in my netbook and it seems to be pretty quick booting.
You are much better off with the 7850, its a more modern GPU, uses less power and performs awesomely. your power bill will be less also, the GTX 480 is a beast on power and produces a large amount of heat.
if you still think the GTX 480 is for you, I would probably up the PSU to a 600W to be on the safe side if you start OCing the CPU or GPU in the future.. both the below are solid and stay in budget with the extra $20 (less) the 480 costs.
the CX 600 has 480W on its 12v rail and the Silverstone has 504W
so he would be ok, but I think you may be right and it is pushing the PSU's to there limits and I usually spec at 80%
using the my 80% theory (max gaming shouldn't exceed 80% of the PSU Max) the 425w while running Metro being worst case. I would get a PSU that put about max 530w on the 12v rail (80% would be 424w or 44A) a 620-650W PSU