$1200 Gaming/TV Build

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Within the next week

BUDGET RANGE: $1200 before rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, watching TV, surfing the internet

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: OS, Keyboard, Optical Drive

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: NewEgg

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

PARTS PREFERENCES: The only two items that I'm pretty set on are the case and the monitor.
Case:
CoolerMaster CM690 II Advanced - $89.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119216

Monitor:
ASUS VH242H Black 23.6" 5ms HDMI Full 1080P Widescreen LCD Monitor - $189.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236052

OVERCLOCKING: Probably some but most likely not a whole lot

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: I want to have the option to go with SLI or Crossfire in the future (which means I want a mobo with 2 PCI-E 2.0 x16 slots that can do at least x8/x8 when both in use, correct?). Right now I just want one GPU, but want to be able to add a second in the future if/when it starts becoming dated.

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Included in the build I want to have a decent laser gaming mouse and a TV tuner card. I don't need a dual tuner, just one that can do HDTV and get the job done. I would also like to be at least somewhat future-proofed by getting a motherboard capable of at least USB 3.0, preferably with SATA III support as well, but the SATA III support is by no means a deal-breaker.


Here is what I have put together so far:

Case - $89.99:
Cooler Master CM690 II Advanced
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119216

Monitor - $189.99 (before $10 MIR):
ASUS VH242H Black 23.6" 5ms HDMI Full 1080P Widescreen LCD Monitor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236052

CPU/Mobo Combo - $274.98:
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor
Motherboard: ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 AM3 AMD 890GX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.430433

GPU/PSU Combo - $354.98 (before $20 MIR):
GPU: XFX HD-585X-ZNFC Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card w/ Eyefinity
PSU: XFX P1-650X-CAG9 650W ATX12V 2.2 / ESP12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.449243

HDD - $74.98:
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185

RAM - $88.99 (w/ $10 off coupon):
G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Dual Channel Kit
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231193

TV Tuner Card - $49.99:
Hauppauge WinTV HVR-1250 Hybrid TV Tuner /Video Recorder 1196 PCI-Express x1 Interface
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16815116028

Mouse - $39.99:
Logitech - G500 Laser Gaming Mouse
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Logitech+-+G500+Laser+Gaming+Mouse+-+Black/Silver/9423527.p?id=1218102970726&skuId=9423527

Accessories:
steelseries 63004SS QcK Mouse Pad - $9.99
SATA Round Cable - $2.99
ATA Round Cable - $2.99

TOTAL: $1179.86 + Shipping (before the $30 MIRs)


Basically I want to know if there are any better options than this out there or if this build looks good the way it is. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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  1. Buyer beware, the 7200.11's may be buggy/prone to earlier crashing...idk if their firmware updates have helped to fix the problems yet.
  2. Spend the extra money to grab a ripjaw kit. $95 after promo.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231303

    Also a 23" 1920x1080 asus is $150 after rebates and promo ATM.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236081

    rest looks fine.
  3. Looks solid, cheaper F3 HDD: http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?name=HD-HD103SJ&title=Samsung-SpinPoint-F3-HD103SJ-1TB-SATA2-7200rpm-32MB-Hard-Drive

    and you prolly dont need the SATA or ATA cables, your mobo will come with them.
    If you're overclocking, look for 3rd party HSF
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