Need advice on my new build

Hello, I will be getting my gaming build in about 3 weeks and i just wanted to see if everything is going to work together.

XFX ATI Radeon 6870 1GB GDDR5 -

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition 3.2Ghz -

Coolmaster HAF 922 -

Gigabyte GA-870A-USB3L (Socket AM3+) -

Corsair 600W Builder Series -

4GB Mushkin Blackline DDR3 (2x2) -

1TB Seagate Barracuda Sata III drive -

I have a few more questions;

1) Will this build be powerful enough to run games like; World of Warcraft, Empire total war and Counter Strike:source all on max/high settings?
2) Will everything fit in the case?
3) This mobo is almost out of stock and i will be buying my system in 3 weeks, if this goes out of stock are there any other motherboards with AM3+ support that i can get for arround the same price?

Thanks, Calvin.
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  1. ok well everything will fit in the case as long as it fits ATX and the coolermaster haf is a very popular ATX case so you wont have any problems there.

    the video card you chose should more than handle WoW at high/near ultra settings on a full resolution like 1920x1080 at around -60 fps+

    there are tons of AM3+ motherboards but my first concern is your power supply, i would go with a 500watt antec earthwatts its more efficient and known for better quality than the corsair that is not really made by corsair.

    are you looking for a full ATX AM3+ or seeing as you only have one graphics card would micro ATX be a possibility?
  2. I will most likley only be using 1 gcard and i'll be playing at 1366x738
  3. than you may want to look into a micro ATX motherboard, im not the best at USD conversions but i'll give you some brands/model no# to check out.


    ASUS M5A87

    MSI 880GM-E35

    they are all full atx. and if my conversions are right, none of them are over the price of the mobo you posted.
  4. alot of MSI AM3 motherboards are DOA they just lack the quality their intel Motherboards have, i would find a biostar or Asus if its possible,
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