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first buld ever, any suggestions?

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It's all going in a small mATX desktop case, (about the size of a receiver) only because I have this case laying around so I might as well use it. It's only 4" tall, which gives me concerns in finding a proper GPU to hybrid crossfire with the APU (if I choose to later down the road). So far that MSI card is the only one I've found that would fit, but I'm sure I missed something. My other concerns are the psu gonna be ok for this? (again limited by the size of case) Also I already have a dvd drive.

This will be my desktop pc I use everyday to play poker on 9+ tables so dual monitors is a must (I plan on 3 monitors when I get a GPU). I will also be streaming music/videos to xbox, backing up xbox games, doing all my school work, and maybe some light gaming (or heavy if hybrid crossfire allows it). It will be turned into a HTPC after about a year in which I'll take out the ssd/gpu (if I even get one) and get a tuner/cable card. Thanks for any suggestions/ help guys.

-ASRock A75 PRO4-M FM1
-AMD A8-3850 Llano 2.9GHz Socket FM1 100W Quad-Core Desktop APU
-Diablotek PHD Series 380W Micro ATX Power Supply
-G.SKILL ECO Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
-SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB
-Corsair Force Series GT 2.5" 60GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
-Vantec Stealth 92 mm Double Ball Bearing Silent Case Fan - Model SF9225L
-IOGEAR Black 2.4GHz Wireless Slim Media Center Desktop
-Rosewill RNX-N180UBE USB 2.0 External 5dBi Antenna Wireless Adapter
-2 ASUS VS Series VS247H-P Black 23.6" 2ms LED Backlight Widescreen LCD Monitor
-MSI Radeon HD 6570 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 Low Profile Ready

^I realize this is a pcie 2.1 card and my mobo only has pcie 2.0, but I've read of people doing this with these motherboards, is this possible? I'm pretty sure all the mATX FM1 boards are all pcie2.0, and all the 6xxx cards are pcie2.1, yet your supposed to be able to use dual graphics with the 2?
Edited by coolasafan - 8/17/11 at 11:40am
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I think you might be better off with this CPU.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103727

Also what is your budget???
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[AMD] Phenom II X4 965 BE @ 3.5ghz [MSI] 870S-G46 ATX w/ VRM heatsinks (sabertooth) [MSI] Radeon HD 5770 1GB (evga gtx560ti) [G.Skill] Ripjaws 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Mem 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
[Samsung] Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM [Windows] 7 64-bit [ASUS]242H [Antec] 650W ATX12V Power Supply 
CaseMouse
[Lian-Li] PC-K58 ATX Mid Tower Case [Logitech] G9x Mouse 
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Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
[Samsung] Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM [Windows] 7 64-bit [ASUS]242H [Antec] 650W ATX12V Power Supply 
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I was pretty much set on getting that APU (especially cus its low power 100w cpu/gpu), and maybe getting a GPU sometime later to hybrid crossfire. Budget doesn't really matter. Why do you recommend a different CPU? I thought this APU beats that Phenomx4?
Edited by coolasafan - 8/17/11 at 11:09am
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