I have done alot of research on building a new gaming PC.. I think everything is compatiable with each other but I am a noob when it comes to building PC's.. Just looking for advice to see if I missed anything that would make some part not compatiable. Thank's in advance or the advice.. Feel free to comment if any of the parts could be swapped with something newer or better within reason..
Also opinions on the build would be greatly appreciated
Quad Core Processor - 3.40GHz, Socket AM3, 6MB Cache, 2000MHz (4000 MT/s) FSB, Retail, Processor with Fan
Can save lots of money by only getting 1 5970. 2 of them really is overkill for any game in existence.
Also, can consider 2x 80gb X25-M's in raid 0. However, 80gb isn't really enough for apps + OS + lots of games.
Can also get away with the 850HX if you wanna save some money.
You can also get cheaper RAM and a cheaper MOBO, but this stuff all fit sin budget easily and is quite nice.
Xion is not a respected PSU company. Stick w/ seasonic, antec, corsair, Xclio and OCZ. Also, any 1k watt PSU going for $100 is very suspicious. Actually looking at the PSU specs, it's +12V is spread over 6 rails. It's not modular and there are several rails at exactly 20amp, which means that it's probably not gonna run 2 5970's considering they require 35 amps of power each (20 amp for 8 pin, 15 for 6 pin, more if you wanna OC).
Biggest point in buying a PSU is looking at +12 amperage, not wattage. You can make a 1000W PSU that couldn't run a 5770 if it doesn't have enough +12 amperage.
Best price atm on newegg would be the Corsairs. The 850 TX Mad linked, if you only plan on getting 1 5970. If you wanna get 2 of them and OC everything to the max, you might wanna grab the 1000TX I linked.
It outperforms everything the Xigmatech HDT-S1283, which beats it by i think 0.2 degrees, but is noisier. However, as Tom's noted in their recent SBM's review, that cooler has issue with the adapter to make it work on i5's.
So, yea no point in paying for those huge overprices cooler when they work worse!