3) PSU: CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX - You don't need a 1000W power supply for your build and "hec" isn't a reliable PSU brand. I would stick with Antec, SeaSonic or Corsair and this Corsair is strong enough to Crossfire a 5870 or 5850.
Thanks! I appreciate the input. Good thing you caught that RAM cuz that would have been bad. The MOBO I choose really attracted me because it had true 3 way x16 sli capabilities but realistically I prolly will never go above 2 gpu's and USB 3.0 and SATA 6.0Gb/s support is too good to miss. I was looking at a
as a possible GPU and I heard ATI gives you full control for overclocking, so I thought I would eventually need a 1000w PSU. I did like the HSF, it is in for sure. I just want a full sized case and I do not put much emphasis on see-through windows and lights, so I can keep looking. An SSD is a very good point because I have considered it but it slipped my mind. RAID is a possibility as well as a SSD.
If you can get the XFX 5970, it is the best you can purchase... IMO. Running them in Crossfire, it would be a good idea to have a 1000W PSU, but I won't skimp on the "Hec". I would go with the Corsair 1000HX... IMO
What we didn't discuss, is what is your monitor resolution / gaming resolution? There may be no reason to get a 5970 or 5870 for that matter. You want to be gaming at or above 1920x1200 to push the 5970 or 5870.
My moniter will be a minimum 1920x 1080 and my TVs are 1920x1080 at 50" and 32" that will be utilized until the perfect monitor is found. Ya Hec isn't the best by far and I will check out the Corsair 1000HX.
Does the XFX HD-587X-ZNFV Radeon HD 5870 (Cypress XT) 1GB need an adapter for HDMI output or is it native to the card? If it is native hdmi output that might be the deal sealer because the XFX 5970 needs an adapter and I could almost get 2 Radeon HD 5870 for the same price as a 5970.