APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: End of year
BUDGET RANGE: $750 - 800
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Watching Movies
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard/Mouse, HD (640 GB WD Blue)
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: NO Preference
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Philly USA
Current Shopping List
AMD Phenom II X3 720 BE (Newegg $120)
GIGABYTE GA-MA790X-UD4P (Newegg $110) - no preference here, saw good reviews, if you can recommend better i'm all ears
XFX Radeon HD 4870 (CC $120)
OCZ Reaper HPC 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) (Newegg $71) - no preference - cheapest that works with the mobo
Enermax Infiniti 720W - $45 (after rebate)
Case - Any recommendation for a cheap case
ST2410 24” Full HD Widescreen Monitor (Dell 200)
Main concern is that the Enermax only has 2x6 PCIE and 1x6+2 PCIE. I plan on upgrading to crossfire in the future (2+3 years - to semi future proof my computer). That will require 4x6 PCIE, so do I need a PSU with 4x6 PCIE or can I just use a molex to 6 PCIE adaptor on the Enermax?
I still wouldn't get that Enermax PSU. All the PSU's I recommended above have at least four 6-pin PCI-E power connectors. I wouldn't use a sub-par PSU and cheesy adapters when you could just get a quality PSU with enough connectors.
I wouldn't use an EA650 for crossfire 4870's. I would either step up to a quality 750W PSU or use a 5770 GPU. The 5770's only require a single 6-pin power connector and use considerably less power than a 4870. An EA650 would power Crossfire 5770's just fine.