Computer Case: Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower
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Motherboard: MSI 870A-G55 AM3 AMD 770 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
Newegg.com - MSI 870A-G55 AM3 AMD 770 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
Processor: AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Thuban 3.3GHz, 3.7GHz Turbo 6
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Power Supply: COOLER MASTER GX Series RS750-ACAAE3-US 750W
Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER GX Series RS750-ACAAE3-US 750W ATX12V v2.31 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM
DVD+RW: ASUS Black 24X DVD+R
Newegg.com - ASUS Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - CD / DVD Burners
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
Video Card: SAPPHIRE 100312SR Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5
Will all my components be able to fit in my case nicely?
Will my processor, video card, and motherboard work well with one another?
To me it seems AMD puts out more power for less money. I picked the best processor they have to offer, and the video I chose can apparently be unlocked into a Radeon 6970 which is the best they have to offer. Will I get anything more powerful for about the same amount of money?
I have no idea how to set-up a BIOS or Operating System, is this difficult? I am worried about my computer not being as reliable as a brand name.
With the components I have will my case fans keep these at a cool temperature? I don't know how comfortable I feel using liquid cooling. I will add a side fan to my case as well to help with cooling.
Any opinions you guys have about the equipment I chose? If you know of better please list it and let me know why. Also anyone I would could maybe talk with on instant chat such as Facebook or AIM would be nice. I am really serious about doing this, I have the money in hand, but I just need advice and some knowledge.
Fan Controller: AeroCool F6XT Controller, Panel (Do I even need this)
Thermal Compound: Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM
Operating System: Windows 7
Total cost currently: $$1,392.25
Money really isn't a issue, so if there is anything you would recommend for a valid reason let me know. I don't want a overkill of a computer though, even though I am probably already building one :P.