$750 Gaming Build

This is my newest build choices just wanting to get others input on compatibility, experience with the brands, and if I am spending too much on the system thanks for all the comments ahead of time.

The system will be used in order of importance for: Gaming, surfing the web, having muliple apps running at once on dual monitors, watching movies, listening to music, and schoolwork. I want to stay with an AMD build not the biggest fan of intel mainly bc of the integrated graphics with their processors. I know I have a graph card on here but this is my first build so I will probably be making more builds if this one is successful.

I will not be changing the graph card due to hours of research over the internet for the price I want to stay in and performance feedback this is the card I will be using. The feedback I will appreciate is compatibility, experience with product brands, sufficient psu, and mobo for future upgrades. PSU needs to be able to additionally handle 2 monitors. Thanks again ahead of time for feedback.
*additional note* I will have to buy from amazon as I have a store card there and I am trying to build up my credit so if better parts are found could they be posted from that site. I am looking to buy this build today at the latest tomorrow*

Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus Series 500W ATX12V V2.3 Power Supply (RS500-PCARD3-US) - Cooler Master USA, Inc.


ASUS NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti 1 GB DDR5 PCI-Express Video Card with VGA/DVI/HDMI, ENGTX550 TI DC/DI/1GD5 - Asus
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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit (Full) System Builder DVD 1 Pack - Microsoft Software; DVD-ROM
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Raidmax Altas ATX Mid Tower Case ATX-295WB - Raidmax
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Western Digital Caviar Blue 500 GB SATA III 7200 RPM 16 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive - WD5000AAKX - Western Digital

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Asus 24xDVD±RW Serial ATA Internal OEM Drive DRW-24B1ST (Black) - Asus
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Kingston HyperX 4 GB Kit (2x2 GB Modules) 1333 MHz DDR3 Desktop Memory KHX1333C7D3K2/4GX - Kingston H. Corporation

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Asus Socket AM3+/ AMD 970/ Quad CrossFireX/ SATA3&USB3.0/ A&GbE/ ATX Motherboard (M5A97) - Asus
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AMD Phenom II X4 960T Processor, Black Edition, 3.0 4 Socket AM3 - HD96ZTWFGRBOX

Logitech Desktop MK120 Mouse and keyboard Combo (920-002565) - Logitech
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Logitech S120 2.0 Multimedia Speakers - Logitech
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  1. that was a typo I actually only have $700 to spend are corsairs better than cooler masters for psu and how about this psu Corsair Builder Series CX V2 500-Watt 80 Plus Certified Power Supply Compatible with Intel and AMD Platforms - CMPSU-500CXV2. Thanks again
  2. Nvm I went with your psu thanks again will 430w power what i need it too
  3. Check out my $600 build here:
    The i5 2400 beats out the 970:
    The 6870 rapes the 550 Ti, since there was not a 550 Ti, the closest option was the 5770:
    Here's the 550 Ti review showing that 5770 performance:

    Windows can be bought here:
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