First computer build

Okay, so I am building my first ever desktop and need advice. It is being built for gaming and high intensity virtualization, as I am a network security major and need to be able to create and around 4 virtualized machines for working on security, maybe even a light server. I am also doing this on a budget so I am trying to keep the price at $850 or below if possible. I also will be getting Windows 7 from my college a heck of a lot cheaper than anywhere so I have no need for that. Parts listed below:


Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147153]

ASRock 970 EXTREME3

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157280]

AMD FX-6100 Zambezi

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103962]

G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 16GB

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231497]

HIS H677FN1GD Radeon HD 6770

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161387]

Western Digital Caviar Blue

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136769]

Rosewill RNX-N300 Wireless N Adapter

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833166038]

RAIDMAX RX-850AE 850W

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817152043]

Acer S200HLAbd

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009317]

Logitech MK120

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823126097]


All comments, suggestions, and modifications are welcomed! Thanks in advance!
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  1. Change the PSU to XFX Core850W PSU.
  2. Actually, for a 6770, get a 500W PSU.
  3. intel can handle more load .

    I would suggest a i5 2400 and asrock h61 mobo
    raidmax dont make good psu

    get a seasonic corsair xfx and antec psu. A 550w psu is more than enough
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