700$ budget gaming build. Can I do better?

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($99.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI 990FXA-GD65V2 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($55.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($174.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 S210-002 ATX Mid Tower Computer Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $713.00 including shipping

Been looking over countless parts for days now for reviews, what's better, etc etc.

AMD or Intel, whatever works is fine. Although I don't really care for spending more money on an Intel when people with 965's are playing all the games I have with no problems.

Some of the cheaper more reviewed MOBO's have had a string of DOAs (ASRock) and I don't want to take a risk on that. The one I choose has all good reviews and seems like an amazing choice for an extra 40$.

The GPU I picked has almost all good reviews, plays the games I have with no problems and comes with a Tomb Raider and Bioshock which I plan on using as a 50$ rebate.

All other items seem like practical choices.

To get a feel on what I'm currently using now...

Operating System
Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit SP1
Intel Core 2 Duo E6320 @ 1.86GHz (Please kill me now edition)
4.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 399MHz (5-5-5-15)
Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. P35-DS3L (Socket 775)
AMD Radeon HD 6750 (XFX Pine Group)

Pretty bad I know :cry:
This system was built to play (on a budget no less) the first Crysis back in 2007.

Medium-High settings on 1400x900 is all I'm looking for as I'm pretty used to all low settings by now.
Overclocking is also something I will definitely be doing.
Any input would be appreciated, thanks.
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  1. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($129.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($84.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: GeIL EVO Leggara Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($52.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($224.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $678.90
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-07 00:45 EST-0500)

    Cheaper and a lot better. Will max anything at your resolution.
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