Newbie system build need advice please

Hey guys I've never made my own PC before but I thought I'll give it a go (how hard can it be? I've upgradedmy graphics card in past without problems! :lol: ) Anyway I am looking to build a mid range gaming pc (£600 minus monitor) and I have looked up and am considering some parts and I was wondering how good they are in conjunction with each other and value for money etc..

CPU - Amd phenom II 965 x4

Ram - OCZ gold DDR3 (2x2gb) 1333mhz ram (its cheap and I'm on tight budget)
http://www.firstreact.co.uk/details.php?s=g&p=2SDOCZ-3G13334GK

Case - NZXT appollo (looks awesome!)

PSU - Coolermaster silent PRO 600w or 500w not sure (modular)
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cooler-Master-Silent-600W-Modular/dp/B001CDFXAG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1273107276&sr=1-1

Harddrive - Western digital 500gb

GPU - Either 5770 or 5850 but that might be too expensive for me. I was thinking of buying a 5770 for now and crossfiring later but that causes another problem

The motherboard I orginally intended to buy was the ASUS M4A785TD-V Evo but it turns out the crossfire capabilty on that is not good. The asus M4A79XTD Evo is better with x8 x8 crossfier support yet it is quite a bit more expensive and I'm not sure if i really need crossfire :??:
Any advice would be appreciated, thanks in advance
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  1. If you can walk and chew gone while talking on your mobile then you can build your own rig.

    Better value for your money (for the samething)
    Amd Phenom II x4 $122 uk bucks
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/AMD-Phenom-Black-Quad-Core-Processor/dp/B00275G0VE/ref=pd_sim_ce_2

    You really like how that NZXT case looks? Then by all means. (please reconsider)

    Cas7 Ripjaws - $107 Uk weights
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/G-Skill-PC3-12800-1600MHz-7-8-7-24-Channel/dp/B002X59ARY/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1273108238&sr=1-8

    HD - 500 gb 7200.12 $39 uk greenbacks

    5770 for sure ... any ... cheapest one you can find
    Sapphire 5770 - $132 Brit Bucks
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sapphire-HD5770-GDDR5-Graphics-Card/dp/B002ZO3D76/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1273108362&sr=1-1

    That leaves you 200 pounds towards a case and mobo.


    edit:
    Antec 300 - $46 british colony money
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Antec-Three-Hundred-Midi-Case/dp/B0017Q8IAA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1273108554&sr=1-1

    Forgot this:
    corsair 650w psu - $78... no stupidly wanna be clever british term.
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-Power-Supply-Version-CMPSU-650TXUK/dp/B000Z7KHLA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1273108643&sr=1-1


    So about $80 for a mobo. It can be done....
  2. Thanks for the recommendations, I guess I'll get a single 5770 for now. I was planning to temporarily use my old 9500gt but I lost that (don't ask how! lol) I just seen the case you mentioned and its meant to be quite good specially with cooling so I might just get that. What motherboard would you recommend is thereaything in particular I need to look out for??
  3. 8x/8x/4x Tri CF capable but ya 8x/8x with just the 2 in CF ^^ Ebuyer UK

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