Will this work well and still be able to upgrade

Approximate Purchase Date: Jan '13

Budget Range: $550

System Usage: Photoshop cs2 and cs5, WoW, Diablo III, Zynga
Are you buying a monitor: Reusing this Acer H243H 24-Inch Widescreen LCDYour Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080
Parts to Upgrade: New Build
Do you need to buy OS: Going with Win7
Preferred Website for Parts: any/all
Location: USA
Parts Preferences: AMD for the OCing
Overclocking: Going to be my first attempt at it
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe as an upgrade

Time to upgrade from this.
current system:HP Pavilion a1410n
Processor: upgraded to AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+
Graphics Card: upgraded to SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 4850 512MB

Looking at this build:
Anyone see anything wrong with this set up?

Processor: AMD Phenom II X4 965 (74.96)
with Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO (24.99)
Motherboard:GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX (142.86)
RAM:Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (49.98)
Graphics Card:Sapphire Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB (106.97)
Hard Drive:Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (54.99)
Case:NZXT Gamma Classic (Black) ATX Mid Tower (34.75)
Power Supply:Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V (29.99)
DVD Burner:Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (22.98)
With shipping and rebates (542.47)


Trying to keep this close to $550 to $600.
Would this be good to upgrade later on, in about 5 years. Any and all suggestions appreciated. Thanks for your time!
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  1. great build for wow and photoshop
  2. There wont be any problems with fit or being able to upgrade later on?
  3. actually amd is hard to upgrade, as the only viable option is 8350....
    even some people feel the cpu is bottlenecking graphic card

    fyi, even not-OCed i5 will beat phenom even 5Ghz
  4. Would I benefit from adding an ssd for Win7 by it self?
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