I made a $450 build and wanted to see what you guys thought: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/qHvg Keep in mind that for reasons including stock, and trusted sellers the price on pcpartpicker is wrong. I have calculated the actual price to be $443.55 If you happen to see something you can improve on this then go right ahead, Just keep it under $450. I plan to use this for gaming and basic computing tasks. Thanks.
Not bad at all given the budget. You will get some very decent performance out of this PC. I'm not really partial to other mobo brands besides Asus, but that is probably all I would change.
Actually looks pretty solid. I still prefer the Pentium G860, but having owned a 965, I love it.