I need your help

Hey guys, 

       As the title implies, I need some help. More specifically opinions. I have just finished specing out my gaming rig and I need you guys to criticize it, constructively and I need you guys to tell me what i should or should not have etc. Trying to keep this under 800 dollars. Thanks in advance.


Cpu: AMD Phenom 2 x4 965($85)-  I chose this cpu becuase i have heard it has good overclocking potential and if very good for the price.

Ram: Patriot Viper 3($51)

Motherboard: ASUS M5A97($97) - I chose this motherboard because it has some nice features that look good for furture upgrade abiliy.

HDD: Western Digital Blue 500g($60) - I probably won't go with this specific hard drive because i have been seeing some deals latley for bigger harddrives at the same price.

Gpu: HIS 7850($160) - I chose this card because i is a killer deal from the research i have done but if there are any other deals you guys find, tell me.

PSU: XFX Core Edition 550W($70) - I didn't want to skimp on the powersupply so i got a decent one from XFX

Case: Arc Midi R2 ($90)- Yes, i know an expensive case for the computer but i wanted something nice to look at and eventually i am going to put a waterloop in here and i don't want to replace the case.

Cpu Cooler: Dark Knight 2($35)  - Looks nice, i seen some benchmarks and it has preformed well.

OS: Windows 7($100)

I am very open to change if you guys would wish to contribute your knowledge, thank you!


good build bro

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157280 good board imo )and you could push for a 7870) ..

you could have some corsair vengance ram also http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233144

Looks kinda like my build. The cpu realy is good for the price. 

And yes, vengance ram might be a better choise