Solid Upgradable Gaming system Build ~1,100

How would you guys change this build?

The only thing i am concerned about is the Black Edition Memory. If i go to a upgraded processor in the future will there be problems.

I am new to this but stayed up till about 430 reading the posts last night and building my cart on newegg.

Overall goal is a good foundation that i can build on later. I am assuming that my single 5770 can be cheaply Xfired in the future or replaced with a stronger one, and that AMD is going to make 6 core processors in the future that will fit the AM3 socket/ 790 FX chipset. Below is my "shopping cart" build. So educate me.

AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor

MSI 790FX-GD70 ATX AMD Motherboard

OCZ AMD Black Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory

COOLER MASTER Silent Pro RS-700-AMBA-D3 700W Power Supply

SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 100283L Video Card

Western Digital Caviar Black 750GB 3.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive -Bare Drive

LITE-ON CD/DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04

COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Computer Case

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Depends on forum feedback
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT:(Gaming, then Gaming, and finally gaming)
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Any not listed i think




MONITOR RESOLUTION: Normal HD then maybe 3 x 22" HD's(portrait in Eyefinity)
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  1. Best answer
    First of all you can go down to 955 and OC it to get the same performance as 965...
    Second, that RAM is good if you use the MIR, otherwise there are cheaper alternatives...
    Third, Samsung F3's and Seagate 7200.12 are better HDD's right now...
    Finally consider bumping up to a 5850 if you can and crossfire that later on :)

    Everything else is looking good...
  2. If he were to change the PSU this is cheaper and modular: CORSAIR CMPSU-650HX 650W
  3. For gaming you can do a lot better than that. for 1100.

    Give me a second brb.

    Seagate 7200.12 500 gb



    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

    Hyper 212

    Antec 300 illusion and Earth watts 650

    HD5870 and AMD 955 Black

    Cheapest Sata optical drive around 20 bucks.

    Total before MIR $1120 give or take depending on Optical.
  4. Best answer selected by barbour2006.
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