I7 Configuration - Advice Appreciated

Hi All,

Looking at building (and OCing) the following configuration - was interested in feedback, and in knowing whether any of these parts mismatch/will bottleneck the others:

Core i7 920
4870 1 GB (no preference on brand, probably Sapphire/Diamond/HIS)
Mushkin DDR3 3x2GB 1600
MSI X58 Platinum
640 GB WD Caviar, 7200 RPM

I already have Antec 900, Silverstone 750 Watt (discontinued Zeus line - is this sufficient if I want to add another 4870 down the road?), and 150 GB WD Raptor drive I plan on gutting from my old computer. I also have a 30 inch monitor, which I plan on using for playing some games, but not concerning about maxing out FPS/quality.

Thanks in advance
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  1. Looks good.

    You could get an HD4850x2 for about the same price, better bang for the buck.

    Your PSU is fine.
  2. Nice build. Don't worry about the PSU, it's fine indeed.

    Right, the HD 4850 X2 is a better idea for 2560x1600. It's hot, but the Antec 900 can take care of that.

    If you can afford a HD 4870 X2 that's even better, and you won't have the cooling issue either because this card has a vent,
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