I just want to know, are all of these parts compatible with each other? Will I be able to set this up nice and simple when the parts ship or do I need to buy anything else? (Not including keyboard, speakers, monitor, OS, etc).
How good will this setup be for running games such as Crysis and other high end PC games? Thank you for the help.
You might want to check out the Sapphire (2gb) 6950 after MIR its 256.99 @ newegg. I ordered one yesterday. The 2gb version will work very well if you ever decide to go with an eyefinity setup (I am as LCD's are only getting cheaper) as at that resolution the extra memory will be noticeable. Chk the reviews but I believe it also performs better. I've read you can also flash it to a 6970...that's a lot of card for the money.
Although the PSU is solid (I like Antec) I'd probably look at something with a little more power which will give you upgrade options in the future. I have a Corsair 650w which I paid about the same price for after MIR. Better to have a little to much then not enough
Down the road you may want to crossfire two 6950's to extend the life of your system which in the long run will save $$. If you do decide to crossfire you'll end up having to buy a new PSU that has (4) 6-pin power cords...as an example.
Personally I've found that all my system's seem to grow and evolve beyond what I originally conceived. Although I stick to my budget I try to find components that will give me the flexibility do that without having to buy similar components twice ie PSU. I've found that it saves me money in the long run.
If I ever decide to crossfire, which won't be for a while as my MB only has one PCI slot and If I do I'll be buying the MB you have in your list and I would buy this power supply as it has (4) 6+2 pins for which would power two 6950's por 6970's in crossfire and it's only 10$ more than the 650w.
which is pretty much everything you already have with the addition of the power supply you would need memory as the memory on you list is now out of stock
but after rebates your still right at 800 with a GPU that will do a better job with eyefinity, power consumption, crossfire scaling.
And yes that card will fit in your 300, same case i have with an unlocked phenom II x2 555, CM hyper 212+
Seriously read the 6950 review I never thought I'd go eyefinity but here I am....returned the 6850 I had bought (good card) because the price on the 6950 was to good to pass up. with the combo it puts it at only about 25$ more than the 5870.