ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Want the PC to last at least 3-4 years and after that time I want to be able to put in a second 5770 crossfire and be back in the ring. Mainly play wow but other new games too (e.g Bioshock, Far cry) and I want to be able to play these and upcoming titles without lagg and with descent graphics. I however don't have any need whatsoever being able to max out games like crysis. Multitasking is great but not top priority.
Looks good. The 5770 is overkill for that monitor, so it'd be good to start planning to replace it. One 5770 will be good for anything under 1900x resolution, but once you Crossfire, you don't have to worry about that.
Yeah, I might look into a new monitor. But that'll have to wait a little bit. One question, I was told from another guy that I only need 550w to run 5770s in CF, and he also recommended another pair of RAM, which are CL9 but 1600mhz and cheaper (http://www.komplett.se/k/ki.aspx?sku=491282) what do you think?
550W would be cutting it close. That would be more than enough to power what you have now, but once the PSU starts to age, more devices get added, or you overclock, you're pushing that limit. I would stick with the 650W to be safe.
Either set of RAM would be fine. I'm inclined to go with the cheaper set. It won't really make that big of a difference.
Ok, I'll give the PSU some extra thought. Trying to get it all as cheap as possible, and I don't know that I will put in that much more stuff, nor OC but still you have a point.
Ok I'll get the cheaper RAM.
One last question, Core i5 750, 2.66GHz how does that compare to the Phenom? Was told, that would be a better choice, and now I'm having a hard time making a decision. I'd rather not switch since it's a little more expensive, but then if the difference is huge... also, don't take into account OC, probably won't do that.
For your budget, I would stick with the X4. The i5 is the best gaming CPU, but i5 builds are more expensive. The board will probably cost you at least another $50-100. In a gaming build, the most important part is the GPU, so that extra $100 can really hurt the gaming performance.
Alright then, well then I'm set to order except for one thing. The case, think that's enough of a case to get around? It's really cheap, but still I don't care about blinking lights and stuff like that. As long as it fits and the airflow is ok.
yeah it was the connecting I was worried about. But then ok, there are adaptor's worst case scenario. Anyway, again, thank you so much for your help MadAdmiral. Can't tell you how much I appreciate it, you've been a tremendous help