Budget gaming PC advice

I'm trying to figure out a cheap but powerful configuration for gaming (highest bang for buck)
I already have the peripherals and 2 hard drives
Here's what I'm thinking:

GPU: PowerColor AX7850 2GBD5-DH Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card 185$

CPU: Intel Pentium G860 Sandy Bridge 3.0GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics BX80623G860 75$

PSU: CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 430W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply 45$

RAM: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Desktop Memory Model BLS2KIT4G3D1339DS1S00 34$

Motherboard: ASRock H77M LGA 1155 Intel H77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard 70$

Case: Antec one ~50-60$

COOLER MASTER R4-S2S-124K-GP 120mm Case Fan 4 in 1 pack 12$

i think the 7850 and g860 should be fine on high/ultra in most games
Any suggestions?
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  1. I suggest 600W min. for gaming power and 1600mhz ram.
    Best bang for the buck is AMD cpu and board.
    Stick with AMD video card, nVidia is expensive and under performer.
  2. Looks good. That PSU is more than enough for that build as long as you don't plan on upgrading to a higher-draw CPU or GPU.
  3. I've increased my budget a little bit and the current plan is:
    gtx 660 instead of the 7850
    xfx 650w PSU
    AMD fx 6300
    MSI 970A-G46
    8GB 1600hz kingston dual channel kit
    also I decided to go with tigerdirect instead of newegg, they have better prices on most stuff and no taxes.
    any thoughts?
  4. If you have a better budget, get off the Z77, get an X79 MB.
    Asus/Gigabyte vs. ASSrock/MSI, stick with AMD 7850.
    AMD FX line do not have hyperthreading, so the cores you buy is it.
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