AMD 965 - new build advice - $700-900

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Within a week or so

BUDGET RANGE: $700 - $900

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Internet, some gaming-not too extreme right now, Adobe CS, Multi-tasking

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Monitor, keyboard/mouse

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: NA

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: UK

PARTS PREFERENCES: by brand or type: AD

OVERCLOCKING: Probably

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe in awhile

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1280x1024

PARTS:
Mobo: GIGABYTE GA-880GA-UD3H AM3 AMD 880G HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard - $100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128444&cm_re=880-_-13-128-444-_-Product

CPU: AMD Phenom II x4 965 BE - Have This - $150

RAM: OCZ Platinum 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) OCZ3P1333LV4GK - $100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227478

HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive - $55
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152181

GPU: SAPPHIRE 100283L Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 (Maybe 2 of these, I have 1) - $110
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102858&cm_re=sapphire-_-14-102-858-_-Product

PSU: CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC - $100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139006

HSF: XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler I5 775 AMD compatible - $35
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233003

Case: AZZA Solano 1000 Black/Black Japanese SECC Steel/Metal mesh in front ATX Full Tower Computer Case - $65 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811517004

CD/DVD-Rom: ?


So, I have a bit of room on the price. Any suggestions for better parts or if I have something wrong. Sorry about the last post. I'm 100% noob. Thanks.
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  1. Ok CS5 leverages more on multicore chips than any version so this was speced out for someone on a Full HD LCD /heavy gaming/Air OC so just tone down GPU ^^
  2. If I were to crossfire 2 - 5770's, would I need more than 600W PSU?
  3. Just don't get OCZ ram :) get some g.skill like this....

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231278
  4. Why not the OCZ? That bad? What about Kingston HyperX?
  5. I would step the 965 down to a 955 or up to a 1055t. The 965 just doesn't compete well in the price/performance department.
    Also, GTX 470@ 280 noms the 5870@400.
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