Upgrading Build Suggestions Appreciated

magruder13

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Hey, i built my own comp last year, and now im looking for lasting upgrades, here is what i have, and what im looking to get.

Have:

AMD Phenom II X4 940 Deneb 3.0GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM2+

XFX PVT98FYDF GeForce 9800 GTX 512MB 256-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16

GIGABYTE GA-MA770-UD3 AM2+

(Kingston HyperX 2GB 240-Pin DDR2) X2

Rosewill RP550V2-S-SL 550W ATX12V


What i wanna get: (centered around motherboard)


MSI 790FX-GD70 AM3 AMD 790FX ATX AMD Motherboard

OCZ Reaper HPC 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3

(SAPPHIRE 100277L Radeon HD 4770 512MB)X4

KINGWIN Mach 1 ABT-1000MA1S 1000W ATX


Thats what im thinking about getting in the next few weeks, once i get paid, the PSU seems a little overpowered but i like how it has the cable management. the ram is the cheapest i can get thats that speed, and the article said that Xfire 4770 were amazing so i thought lets go 4. Can anyone tell me why the mobo has 2 ethernet ports? thanks guys!

OOPS forgot to add that i do alot of movie editing, downloading, and i play ALOT of games. Crysis, WoW, COD.
 

smithereen

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Well, for starters, don't get triple-channel DDR3. That's for Core i7s. Get dual-channel. OCZ's a good brand. Secondly, I'm not sure I'd get quad videocards either. Look into a 4870x2, a 4850X2 or two 4890s instead.