Is this ok? (first build)

http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/MUQt

any suggestions

Looks okay. The board doesn't support crossfire if that's what you were planning.

oops

 

http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/MVgA

is this better?

Looks better.

Change the ram to 1866mhz (optional)

Change the case to make use of the USB 3.0

That's pretty much all I have to nitpick about.

Have fun with it. :)

If your planning to crossfire the APU with the GPU, you don't need a GDDR5 card, you would get the same performance with a ddr3 card.

This will give you much better gameing than that APU computer set up 

http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/MVnk

some gameplay with a hd 7790 -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mu-udrS5tek

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FoFoJS0mFFM

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($99.99 @ Newegg Canada)

Motherboard: ASRock 960GM/U3S3 FX Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($65.99 @ Newegg Canada)

Memory: Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($41.00 @ Vuugo)

Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.50 @ Vuugo)

Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7790 1GB Video Card ($149.99 @ NCIX)

Wireless Network Adapter: Asus USB-N10 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter ($14.99 @ Memory Express)

Case: Apex TX-381-C MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($32.99 @ Newegg Canada)

Power Supply: Thermaltake TR2 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($37.99 @ Canada Computers)

Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($17.06 @ DirectCanada)

Keyboard: Logitech K100 Wired Slim Keyboard ($9.99 @ NCIX)

Total: $528.49

http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/MVsU

i think this is the best i can do within my budget ($500)

but i did give up 2gb of ram though 

http://www.vuugo.com/computer-hardware/computer-parts/video-cards/msi-video-cards-R6670-MD2GD3V2.html?tracking=5108053939762

is that ok?

If that's the case. Just get 2x 4gb at the slower speed. It won't be all that different.

looks great.

http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/MYZy