First time gaming build - Need some advice

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APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Within the next week BUDGET RANGE: 800-1000

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming, internet, movies

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com

PARTS PREFERENCES: AMD

OVERCLOCKING: maybe, once I learn how to SLI OR CROSSFIRE: maybe

After intensively reading and researching this forum and reviews at newegg, I decided I want to go with and AM3 build with AMD phenom II x3 720. And everything is up the air. I know this forum has a lot of helpful people and I want to ask how does this build hold up? Any comments and suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

CPU: AMD Phenom II X3 720 2.8GHz
VGA: SAPPHIRE 100259-1GL Radeon HD 4870 1GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.206782

PSU: CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139006
Or should I go with the Corsair 650w?

Case: Antec 300
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black 640gb
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.204205

MOBO: GIGABYTE GA-MA790XT-UD4P AM3 DDR3 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128378

OR
ASUS M4A78T-E AM3 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131366

RAM: G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231189

And since I might be doing some over clocking, Will this one work for the cpu fan?
XIGMATEK Dark Knight-S1283V 120mm Long Life Bearing CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233029

MONITOR: Acer X223Wbd Black 22" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 2500:1
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009145

If there is anything else I need, please let me know!



 

jp916

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ok thanks guys, I will look around some more and take your suggestions in consideration. I will keep you guys posted