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$700 Gaming PC, everything compatible?

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March 30, 2011 5:04:33 AM

Hey all, I am a noob :o  to this stuff, but was directed here to help in building my first PC. I'm building this to game on for the next few years. I don't play the most demanding games, mainly SC2 at the moment (I don't care whether its on Ultra setting or not).

My price point is around $700 but it's a little flexible. I'm posting here to make sure everything is compatible. Any other suggestions or tips would be great. Thanks!

Approximate Purchase Date: Within the next week

Budget Range: Around $700 without Windows included

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming > Music = Internet = Work

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Monitor, Mouse

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg

Country of Origin: US

Parts Preferences: None?

Overclocking: Maybe (once I get to that point)

SLI or Crossfire: Same as above?

Monitor Resolution: Purchasing a new one

Additional Comments: OS: Windows 7 Premium 64 bit.

Sony Optiarc CD/DVD Burner Black SATA Model AD-7260S-0B - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm Fan, 1x Rear 120mm Fan, option Fans-2x Side 120mm Fan
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 AM3 AMD 890GX HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER Silent Pro M600 RS-600-AMBA-D3 600W ATX12V V2.3 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Bronze Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Kingston HyperX 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model KHX1600C9AD3K2/4G
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

AMD Phenom II X4 975 Black Edition Deneb 3.6GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Desktop Processor HDZ975FBGMBOX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HIS H685F1GD Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This is running me $680 (without Windows included) with all the promotions and discounts. Seems like an ok PC?

Thank you again! :bounce: 

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March 30, 2011 5:27:25 AM

I heard that getting hexacores aren't worth it right now?

Also, if I were switching to:
XFX HD-587X-ZNFC Radeon HD 5870 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ955FBGMBOX

Will run me about $10 less - but won't I need a lot better of a power supply... Atleast a 750W?

Overall with those switches is that a better setup?
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March 30, 2011 5:58:22 PM

Shameless self bump, any suggestions are very much appreciated!!!!
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March 30, 2011 7:50:47 PM

600w is plenty to power a 5870 =] Although, maybe a better brand would be nice like an antec or corsair etc...
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March 31, 2011 1:28:18 AM

bump because i really wanna pull the trigger on the order tonight

so we're all in agreement the alternate set up is better than the original proposed?
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