Final Check/Suggestions on AMD Phenom II X3 System

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http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?WishListNumber=7330549

AMD Phenom II X3 720 2.8GHz Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Black

ASUS M4A78T-E AM3 AMD 790GX

OCZ Gold 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600

ASUS EAH4870 DK/HTDI/1GD5 Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5

Scythe MUGEN-2 SCMG-2000 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler

~$575

(Currently have Antec P182B, Antec SG850W, Hard Drives, and DVD-ROMS)

I'm trying to get the best bang for the buck here and I think this is the ultimate system for the next year or so. Help me out if I'm wrong here. I'm going to be gaming on a 24" 1920x1200 monitor.

I am mostly concerned about the Core i5, i3, and 5870 or GTX 300 coming along the corner or are those going to be much more expensive than what I have planned here? Any suggestions or comments are welcome.

I am going to be doing some gaming. Not sure how to describe it: More than casual, but less than hardcore. I'll be playing mostly FPS like Counter-Strike: Source, Left 4 Dead, Team Fortress 2, and Crysis. I'll also be playing Starcraft 2.

I would like to overclock the hell out of this system, and yet I would like it to be almost silent so that I can have it on without knowing it's on.
 

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Nice, thanks. Is the 4890 that much better? Since the 4870 here is $50 cheaper and has GDDR5, I was thinking about just overclocking it, or is the extra $50 well worth it?
 

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Alright I'm looking at this now
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductReview.aspx?Item=N82E16820227316
$68 - $20 MIR = $48
OCZ Gold 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600

or
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227297
OCZ Platinum 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
$75

or
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227286
OCZ Platinum 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
$78 - $10 = $68

The only other RAM in the same range that seems good would be G.Skill. but it seems a lot worse than OCZ.

First one seems to have a lot worse reviews, but it's a lot of savings. Any advice?
 
just in case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.205337

I've been very happy with my last few G.Skill RAM purchases. So i'll second gkay09 on the RAM.

Review of the Sapphire Toxic Vapor-X HD4890 "quiet"
http://www.guru3d.com/article/sapphire-toxic-hd-4890-vaporx-review/

I'd meant to leave a comment about the new tech coming out soon. (i5, P55,5870) I'm getting ready to build a good friend a gaming system, he doesn't really need it right now, his Core2 duo and 4850 are getting by in his games. I told him to hold off for a couple of months and we'll see how the new stuff benches and what the prices are. I'd say the same to you, if you can get by for a month or so, then i'd do it.
 

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Thanks for the suggestions guys. I think I've settled on what I originally suggested except with different ram. The cheapest quiet 4890 I could find was $220 and the 4870 I have here is $140. I looked at the benchmarks and decided the $80 price difference wasn't worth it for the 10% performance boost.