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July 20, 2010 12:15:11 AM

Hi all. First off, I've been very impressed with the feedback on Tom's! Thanks all.

This is the gaming build I have come up with using some advice given here. Please let me know any last second thoughts before I purchase. I am mainly concerned with parts compatibility at this point. The total comes to $844 after MAR and combos.

ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

XFX HD-587X-ZNFV Radeon HD 5870 (Cypress XT) 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
XFX P1-650X-CAG9 650W ATX12V 2.2 / ESP12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power ...

CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMX4GX3M2A1600C9
NZXT M59 - 001BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ955FBGMBOX
MSI 870A-G54 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

I have heard that the 5870 is a real long video card. Can anyone confirm that this will fit nicely inside the case listed above?

Thanks in advance

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July 20, 2010 12:53:19 AM

1) Do you plan to Crossfire down the road? The motherboard doesn't Crossfire at recommended bandwidth (IMO)

2) Your case will fit the 5870 fine. The 5870 is a larger card but not at the 5970 level!

3) Your overall setup is good though!! I take it :)