I've been viewing TechSpot for quite a while and have noticed some very knowledgeable members, therefore, wanting to make my first build with the AMD processor I thought this would be a great place to get top advice. I have several components that I've gathered along the way over the past 6 months and decided to build my own even though I'm on a tight budget I don't need it finished "tomorrow" so I'll post what I've collected and take advice on what to pair with these parts to get the best multimedia (HD movies, sports,etc. along with wi-fi (wireless transfer to my main TV that is 3 rooms from my desktop) and learn how to play a few games my dear daughter had when she was so suddenly taken from my wife and me last March. 1- AMD Phenom II black X955 multicore Processor/fan/heatsink kit. I have already 3 graphics cards ( 1- XFX Radeon HD4850, 1- XFX Radeon HD5770 and 1- EVGA GTX550ti GeForce GDDR5) I have 2 new motherboards- 1- ASROCK 870 Extreme3 and a ASUS M4A79XTD EVO board. 1- Seagate 1TB Barracuda LP 5700rpm 1- Western Digital 500GB 7200rpm HDD's 1 External Toshiba Canvio 3.0 USB 1TB portable hard drive. 1- Azza Titan 1000watt LED PSU 1- Asus DVD/CD Rewritable drive ( DRW-24B1ST) 4- sticks of Corsair XMS3 2x4GB ram= total 16GB at 1333MHz and 2 sticks of G.Skill 2x2048 totaling 4GB of 1600 PC3-12800 (9-9-9-24) ram all DDR3. I also have allot of DDR2 Ram but won't be using it. 1- new Samsung 2493HM 24 inch HD monitor with HDMI and other connections. Software includes Windows 7 64 bit professional and microsoft office "32bit" (will it work on 64bit system?) keyboards, mouse, small things including a Logitech USB camera, etc. I need to still get a tower and a BLU RAY burner wr/r/hd/etc to be able to watch high definition DVD's, games, etc. I don't need to burn HD, only read them. The Asus above will be my second burner, but I don't think it will read High Definition? I need allot of help matching the best of all above up so it will complement eachother!?? I have yet to buy a tower and the BluRay internal disc. I am on a very tight budget but if necessary I will wait, save my money so I'm assured of matching everything up the most efficient way possible, even if it means buying a different motherboard or another graphics card to wire two together to crossfire, etc. I have in mind of getting a Rosewill Cruiser midtower or one of three Antec LED fan towers , I.E. Antec nine hundred two v3 towers etc. Would really appreciate any advise I get on my build. Thanks again everyone, George Update 9-17-11 Thank you two for the valuable information, greatly appreciated! Also: First of all. Thanks for the input from the two that offered their opinions. I greatly appreciated the much needed information. Secondly, I came across this article (post) from N.egg today. Would like some feedback, confirmation that this may work with NVIDIA rather than Radeon on AMD setup? See below. I thought AMD motherboards and CPU’s will only support Radeon Graphics cards in crossfire connection? Here (below) is a quote of someone using 2 NVIDIA graphics cards together on an AMD system? Do I, or don’t I have to use Radeon dual GPU’s in a crossfire configuration to work properly? This guy is using what should be a SLI connection due to the fact that he is using two NVIDIA GPU’s? Yet he is using NVIDIA on an AMD system and all working great!!? QUOTE: “ Great Motherboard Pros: I use to only get intel products in the past, but I bought this for the price. I was able to buy this motherboard, an AMD 1100T 3.3 GHz processor, and a $50 CPU Fan, for $430. I don't think I'll be going back to intel any time soon. The BIOS is very easy to use, and it is very easy to overclock the CPU. The temperature sensors on the board work very well. I have had no problems installing or setting up this motherboard. The onboard sound is very high quality Cons: The only thing that I do not like on this motherboard are the PCI slots. If you are using dual wide graphic cards, you can't fit anything else in. I had to give up my Creative X-Fi sound card in order to keep my dual graphics cards. However the onboard sound card is just as good. Other Thoughts: My Setup: Case: Antec 900 Motherboard: ASUS Sabertooth 990FX AM3+ CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition Power Supply: SILVERSTONE ST1000 1000W Graphics Card 1: NVIDIA GeForce 550 Ti Graphics Card 2: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT Dual 1TB Hard Drives” End of Quote………………………..???