Is this a good and compatible gaming rig configuration?
This is my first time investing into a gaming rig, and talked to my friends and did online research and this is what I came up with. I want to be able to run x planes 10 on its highest settings, and also be able to play other games on high settings and not have to upgrade too much in the future. I will first use Windows XP until I upgrade to windows 7 and use an old monitor until I get a new one. I also will be reusing DVD drives and burners from older desktops. Also, does the case i selected have dual 4/6 pin connectors? I can't find out if it does. Thanks.
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  1. A few things stand out...

    CPU - The X4 will OC and game just the same as the X6. Save a little money...

    MEM - Installing those three modules (3x2GB) will have you running in single channel mode. Install them in pairs for dual channel..

    PSU - Split up the case and PSU... For a power supply, stick with Antec, Corsair, XFX, or Seasonic. For a single HD 6870 a 500w PSU is sized just fine.
  2. I don't think your motherboard supports triple channel memory and you selected 3x2gb triple channel memory. I'd suggest getting some G.Skills 2x4gb dual channel memory. Also, I'd recommend going with another case that does not come with a PSU and pick up a good brand PSU: Corsair, Antec, Seasonic, Enermax

    EDIT ^^ beat me to it
  3. Part list permalink:
    Part price breakdown by merchant:

    CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 960T Black 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($124.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Xigmatek LOKI SD963 52.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($4.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Asus M5A99X EVO ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($136.99 @ NCIX US)
    Memory: Corsair XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($30.99 @ Amazon)
    Hard Drive: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($109.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 1GB Video Card ($199.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Total: $607.94
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
    (Generated 2011-12-19 15:18 EST-0500)
    I'm still not sure which case and power supply I should get.
  4. Do I need a modular power supply?
  5. Need? No... It helps for cable management, but isn't necessary. Your (proposed) system is set up for CF / SLI so I would recommend the PSU below for plenty of power for all your upgrade options.
    XFX PRO850w ($90 after MIR) =>
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