New system build

So I have decided after not having upgraded my desktop after 5 years, that i should get around to doing it. here is what I am looking at building any ideas or two cents anyone wants to put in would be great. this is pretty much a mid-range gaming/school build.

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: will be within the next week or so.
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming and school
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Mouse, Keyboard, Monitor??
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: New Egg, or any other place that people can recommend.
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA, northwest
OVERCLOCKING: Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe

Case: Cool Master Centurion 5 or APEX Vortex 3620 (I really can't decided on which of these to use or if i should up it to a full ATX case)

Power Supply: Corsair Cmpus-550 ATX12Vv V2.2 (I don't think that I will have to go any higher than this)

Motherboard: MSI 770-G45 AMD 770

CPU: AMD Phenom II x3 Black edition Heka 2.8GHz Socket Am3 95w
CPU Cooling: Corsair Hydro H50 (I have done some research and I may set this up as a push/pull on the fan)

Hard Drive: Hatachi Deskstar HD31000 1TB SATA 3.0/3.5

Optical Drive: LG22x DVD Bruner

Video Card: HIS H467QSIGH Radien HD 4670

Sound Card: Creative PCI Express Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty (this may change as it is on sale right now)

Memory RAM: 6GB ? (I am not sure what brand of memory I am gong to put in the machine, as prices change so often and sales go on)

Well that is pretty much it. I have not looked at a monitor yet as I was planning to use the old CTL flat screen that i have unless i find something better on sale or something. and my old trusty merc stealth keyboard i don't plan on getting rid of anytime soon. I am hopeful that this is a solid build that will last me another six or seven years with no problems. well except for windows.
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  1. Whats your budget for the PC and monitor ? Or if your going to keep your old CTL whats the rez ?
  2. I am looking to keep the whole thing relativity low price around 900$. If i can go lower then that fine, but i have some leeway. the CTL 7Gx I don't think I ever had it above 1280 x 720. its not wide screen or anything like that. it was just a monitor i got for like 30$ because my old one poped and started to smoke.
  3. I would look into something like this and buy a new monitor latter when you can.



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  4. does it matter that the cooler and power supply all say "Compatible with Core i7/Core i5" when its an AMD CPU ?
  5. It will fit AMD also, Both the PSU and HSF will be fine for a AMD build

    Model
    Brand COOLER MASTER
    Model RR-B10-212P-G1
    Spec
    Type Fan & Heatsinks
    Fan Size 120mm
    Compatibility Intel: Socket LGA1366 / 1156 / 775
    AMD: Socket AM3 / AM2 / AM2+
    Bearing Type Long life sleeve
    RPM 600 - 2000 RPM
    Air Flow 21.2 - 76.8 CFM
    Noise Level 13 - 32 dBA
    Power Connector 4 Pin
    Heatsink Material Aluminum
  6. any ideas on a system case, I won't be reusing anything from my old system except for the linksys NIC.
  7. I have a system case in the build, its with the PSU in a combo same as the CPU and MOBO.
  8. oops missed that, thanks
  9. As a note, the general recommendation is to not get a sound card these days. Onboard sound is quite good. You probably won't notice the difference unless you're an extreme audiophile. If, after you have the computer up and running, you find that the sound quality isn't cutting it for you, you can always add a card at that point.
  10. yea, I have always used the on board sound, but I have noticed that realtek doesn't and/or isn't doing real good in supporting windows 7. I have had issues with getting it to work on my windows 7 desktop. Although that may be because it is an older board.
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