Custom PC Build Help

Here's my current build:

Total: $860.91


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


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


ASUS M5A97 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

2x (for 8 gb) G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL


SAPPHIRE 100311-2SR Radeon HD 6970 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

Power Supply:

CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 V2 600W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply


Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Bluray Drive:

LG Black 12X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA Internal Blu-ray Drive Model UH12LS28 OEM LightScribe Support - OEM

Couple questions. Am I going to be fine for cooling with the fans for the gpu and cpu and the 3 case fans?

and I have had it suggested that I go for a HD 6950 instead, should I, from a purely performance standpoint?
If I did go for the HD 6950 which of these should I get:

Sapphire -
HIS IceQ X -

Appreciate any advice or suggestions!
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  1. I think you shoul stick with the 6970 , however I do think that even though the power supply is ok I would bump it up to a 750w. You can always have too much but it sucks when you don't have enough and with any future upgtades if you already had the power supply then an upgrade would be less expensive. That is if your budget allows.
  2. Why not get this ram?
    It's a little cheaper than getting 4 x 2GB and would leave two slots open for future upgrades.
  3. Will I be ok as far as temperature
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