First Build: Mid-Range Gaming Rig

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Hey guys,

I am building my first rig and I think I have a good list going as of right now. I don't necessarily want to say I have a strict budget, but the $1,000 range, give or take a couple hundred, is where I would like to end up. I will be primarily be using this for gaming, movies, PS, and occasional video editing. I play Crysis, COD, AA, and other FPS's. I will be using a 24" 1920 x 1200 monitor, which will probably be a Samsung T240HD, but I am leaving that out of the cost as of now along with the other peripherals.

Here is my list so far:

1. CM 690 Mid Tower Case

2. AMD Phenom II X3 720 2.8GHz 3 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Black Processor

3. POWERCOLOR AX4870X2 2GBD5-H Radeon HD 4870 X2 2GB 512-bit (256-bit x 2) GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card

4. CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply

5. Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

6. GIGABYTE GA-MA790X-UD4 AM2+/AM2 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard

7. G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory

8. XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler

9. LG Black 22X (CAV) DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X (CAV) DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 22X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe

10. Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit

I have the Corsair 750w because I intend to utilize crossfire in the future. I also intend to overclock. How does this build look? I tried my best to browse the forums for a few days and put together a good list, hopefully you guys agree.
 

theAnimal

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Looks good. You may want a bracket for the cooler, the pushpins can be a bit of a pain.
 

03SVT_COBRA

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Okay great, thanks!
 

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don't need a bracket for an amd AM2+ mobo the clip that comes with
the XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 is great
nice build looks good
 

theAnimal

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Missed that! Too used to Intel builds.
 

03SVT_COBRA

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Oh, nice catch, I would have overlooked that.
 

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What PSU would you guys recommend if I don't plan on utilizing crossfire? I may just end up getting a single solution card in a couple of years rather than going the crossfire route. Suggestions?

I'm trying to cut unnecessary costs as much as possible so I can improve more important areas.
 

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BFG Tech LS SERIES LS-550 550W Continuous @ 40°C ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.8 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817702008
 

03SVT_COBRA

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Will this be suitable for an overclocked system as well?
 

03SVT_COBRA

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Okay thanks. Sorry for the noob questions but I don't want to assume anything will work without being positive.