First gaming build please help.

Approximate Purchase Date: 1/31/11

Budget Range: 600-700 (including OS)

System Usage: Gaming (SC2, Fallout NV, Guild Wars 2, and Diablo 3)

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: None

Country of Origin: USA

Parts Preferences: AMD CPU

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI for now Maybe Crossfire in the future

Additional Comments: The parts have been tentatively selected. Please let me know if you see any issues or anywhere I can save a few dollars.

Case:
NZXT GAMMA Classic Series GAMA-001BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146061

HDD:
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F4 HD322GJ/U 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152244

*MOBO* Update (thanks rolli59)
ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AM3 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131402

Network: Wireless is required.
Rosewill RNX-N180PCe PCI Express Revision 1.1 Wireless Adapter
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833166063

GPU:
HIS H577FK1GD Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161338

CD:
SONY Black SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model DDU1681S-0B – OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827118031

*PSU* Update (thanks rolli59)
Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W Continuous Power ATX12V Ver.2.2 / EPS12V version 2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified ...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371015

RAM:
G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-10600CL9D-4GBNT
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231253

CPU:
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ955FBGMBOX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103808

OS:
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders – OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116754


TOTAL COST $705.90 before rebate $645.90 after rebate

Any thoughts?

My concerns:
1. Will there be any problems with the network card
2. Will everything fit in that case including future crossfire?
3. Is the PSU of sufficient quality?


Thank you for your help,

Joe
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  1. Save a little on the PSU this 650 is plenty http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371015 is enough for future crossfire.
    Motherboard is no good for crossfire you need board with slots that run x8 x8 when dual cards installed http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131402
  2. I personally have had terrible experiences connecting wirelessly with the pci cards, instead I use a usb yagi antennae found one on ebay and they work much better for me. The wireless will work fine for if going through at max two walls but three or more walls require a decent yagi or cantina antennae
  3. http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.567300

    Here is a combo gets you the same PSU but 750W for same price with your motherboard.

    Sorry don't know how to post link.
  4. Alright thanks for the input. are there any other options for crossfire capable mother boards or this that the cheapest one?
  5. flatbaler87 said:
    Alright thanks for the input. are there any other options for crossfire capable mother boards or this that the cheapest one?

    This was the cheapest I could find for AM3 without going open box.
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