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First gaming build please help.

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January 1, 2011 9:04:27 PM

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.

NZXT GAMMA Classic Series GAMA-001BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F4 HD322GJ/U 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

*MOBO* Update (thanks rolli59)
ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AM3 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard

Network: Wireless is required.
Rosewill RNX-N180PCe PCI Express Revision 1.1 Wireless Adapter

HIS H577FK1GD Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

SONY Black SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model DDU1681S-0B – OEM

*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 ...

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-10600CL9D-4GBNT

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ955FBGMBOX

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders – OEM

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,


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January 1, 2011 10:11:06 PM

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
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January 2, 2011 12:45:41 AM

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.
January 2, 2011 4:58:02 AM

Alright thanks for the input. are there any other options for crossfire capable mother boards or this that the cheapest one?
January 2, 2011 1:05:08 PM

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.