Need help with my build

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Over the next month, will be buying a few parts at a time.

BUDGET RANGE: Around 1500 a little over is ok.

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, also some 3D Modeling and Photoshop.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor, Speakers, case, OS, DVD drive.

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: New Egg, Amazon, what ever has the best deal.


PARTS PREFERENCES: This is my first build so as long as it preforms well.


SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe (Not to start with but potentiality as a future upgrade.

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680x1050, May buy a new 1080p monitor.


The parts that I have:

COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case [...] 6811119137

Optical Drive:
SAMSUNG 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 4X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 24x DVD Burner - Bulk LightScribe Support - OEM [...] 6827151216

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM [...] 6832116754


Parts I plan on getting:

ASUS P7P55D-E Pro LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard [...] 6813131621

Video Card:
XFX HD-587X-ZNFV Radeon HD 5870 (Cypress XT) 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card [...] 6814150490

Intel Core i5-760 Lynnfield 2.8GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80605I5760 [...] 6819115067

Scythe SCMG-2100 Sleeve CPU Cooler [...] 6835185142

G.SKILL ECO Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBECO [...] 63938&SID=

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive [...] 6822152185

ASUS VH242H Black 23.6" 5ms HDMI Full 1080P Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 1000:1 (ASCR 20000:1) Built in Speakers [...] 6824236052


With the new Nvidia 570 cards out would that be better then the 5870? It seems to be preforming better in the benchmarks, if so I would rather go with the 570 because its only about $50 more. Also if there are new better/cheaper parts then some of what I have listed please point me to the new better ones. I made this build up a few months ago so some of it maybe out of date already. This is my first build so any help is really appreciated.

And if i should go with the 570 what parts would I need to make everything compatible?
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  1. Items off Egg $653AR

    Items off Micrcenter : 1055T + MSI 870A-G54 $220

    $29 with promo code Scythe SCMG-2100 MUGEN-2 Rev.B

    $902AR Grand Total
  2. Ok so would the 570 work with the parts i have currently listed if i got that insted of the 5870?
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