Second opinion

Hi all,

I'm venturing into the wonderfull world of homebuilt systems for the first time and I'm pretty tence about doing the 'right' thing. So after much research I've got a system in mind and I would like to know who other people would rate it. I'm esp unsure about the GPU as I have read many, many contradicting stories if I don't take the best card out there atm (HD5970).

Processsor: Intelcore i7-950
Mobo: Asus P6X58D-E
Memory: Kingston Valueram 4 GB DDR3-1333 kit (KVR1333D3N9K2)
GPU: Saphire HD6870 x2
HDD: Samsung Spinpoint HD103SJ 1 TB x2
Power: OCZFatal1ty 750W
Case: Coolermaster Centurion 5 II
Optical: Samsung SH-B123L

In combination with a logitech G110 keyboard + windows 7 this will set me back around 1.400 euro's ($1.900/ 1250 pounds) which is very nearly my entire budget. I ditched a SSD as it would make it more expensive and I could always get one later. I want to use this system for gaming but it will also function as our 'house'computer (photography, internet, music, etc.)
Things I'm unsure about are the GPU's, the memory (should I get 6 gb) and the powersupply (wasn't able to find a good review).

Any help, comments, tips, hints and recommendations would be highly appreciated.
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  1. I use G.Skill RAM over any other RAM.
    and use XFX,Corsair, Seasonic or Antec PSU's. modular 750W XFX $130 before MIR
  2. The i7 platform runs on triple channel memory so grab a 3x2gb kit
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