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Please review this $500 budget :)

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Case - $59.99
Mobo - GIGABYTE GA-970A-UD3 AM3+ AMD 970 - $104.99
GPU - SAPPHIRE 100355-1GOCL Radeon HD 7850 $169.99
RAM - G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (8-8-8-24) $64.99
OS - W7HP - $99.99

Hard drive will be WD 640gb black till I pop in an ssd
Already have a Corsair 650tx psu
Will be using an FX-8120 8-core (I heard you can bump up the speed 100-200mhz on stock cooler)
(Edit: will the Xigmatek s963 do any good?)

Any input, comments, and concerns are greatly appreciated. Thanks guys!

Ps. I can do about a $50 leeway if need be.
The New Dude
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Zambezi FX 8120 MSI 990FXA-GD65 HIS 7850 2gb 2x4 G.Skill Ripjaws DDR1600 @ 8-8-8-24 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital Black 640GB Oh.. dvd rom drive? Xiggy S963 XP-32/ 7-64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung LED 22" i-rocks Corsair 650TX NZXT Source 
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The New Dude
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Zambezi FX 8120 MSI 990FXA-GD65 HIS 7850 2gb 2x4 G.Skill Ripjaws DDR1600 @ 8-8-8-24 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital Black 640GB Oh.. dvd rom drive? Xiggy S963 XP-32/ 7-64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung LED 22" i-rocks Corsair 650TX NZXT Source 
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I wouldn't dare try to OC any CPU on a stock cooler. In my opinion it's not even worth it. If you plan on OCing the the CPU I would suggest spending about $30-50 on a decent aircooler.
Colossus
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i5 3570K ASRock Extreme4 SLI EVGA 670 FTW Corsair Vengeance 8gb 1600mhz  
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Samsung 830 256gb ASUS DRW Hyper 212+ P/P Windows 8 Pro 64-bit 
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HP 2311x Razer Blackwidow Seasonic x650 Corsair Graphite 600t 
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Colossus
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Samsung 830 256gb ASUS DRW Hyper 212+ P/P Windows 8 Pro 64-bit 
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HP 2311x Razer Blackwidow Seasonic x650 Corsair Graphite 600t 
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Razer Death Adder Steelseries Astro A40 2013 edition 
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You can do an OC on the stock cooler as long as you keep track of your temperature headroom. I once pushed a 965 C2 (140W TDP!) to 3.7Ghz on a stock cooler, because temps were in check. It's such a huge misconception that stock coolers prevent OCs altogether, all the time.
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