AMD Gaming & Triple Boot Build

Approximate Purchase Date: Within two weeks.

Budget Range: $800 or so after rebates (flexible however, currently it's a little more)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, programming, school work.

Parts Not Required: keyboard, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, but open to others.

Country of Origin: USA

Overclocking: Would like to keep the option open.

SLI or Crossfire: Would like to keep the option open.

Monitor Resolution: (e.g.: 1024x768, 1280x1024, 1440x900, 1600x1200, 1680x1050, 1920x1080, 1920x1200)

Additional Comments: I plan to triple boot Win7, OSX, and Ubuntu. I know OS X on AMD is not recommended, but I've decided to take that risk. Anyone with experience of OSx86 would be helpful!


Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-790XTA-UD4 AM3 AMD - $139.99

Processor: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz - $149.99

Graphics: Radeon HD 5770 1GB SAPPHIRE - $149.99

Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) - $79.99

Hard Drive: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB - 69.99

CD/DVD Drive: ASUS Black 24X DVD+R - $19.99

Power Supply: OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ700MXSP 700W - $89.99

Case: Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower - $59.95

Mouse: Logitech G500 - $62.99

Monitor: ASUS VH236H Black 23" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen Full HD 1080P LCD - $189.99

All advice is welcome and appreciated, I'm fully willing to change things around, and I know that I can use combo deals and other sites for lower prices. I'm just looking to nail down the parts. Specifically: Do you forsee any major compatibility issues, especially with the 3 operating system plan?
Thank you in advance!
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  1. Sorry, I failed to specify that the monitor I have picked out is 1920x1080.
  2. I'd stay away from the 5770, it used to have a lot of trouble running on osx builds, not sure about right now. I wouldnt take the risk if I were you with amd. Right now the best build for a hackintosh is a gigabyte/intel/nvidia setup.
  3. I know the 5770 has had a history of incompatibility with OS X, but now that the 5770 is included in the new Mac Pro series, shouldn't it be supported with a standard installation?
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