SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, net surfing, running multiple programs, movies
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, mouse, speakers
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I recently switched this build from i7 DDR3 to AMD Phenom X4 955 and DDR2 because of all the comments on how i7 is primarily wasted power for gaming, and because the motherboard I chose doesn't support DDR3. Needless to say, I saved a ton of money on the CPU and memory and consolidated those funds into getting a juiced GPU combo (2x 4890 HD 1g). Is this a smart move? I'll be running most newer games and I want to get the most for my dollar.
I know many might say the GPU combo is overkill, but it fills my budget. I could scrimp and go with the single GPU option but I don't know where I'd spend the rest of the money. I suppose I could get a slightly larger monitor, but that LG is best deal out there right now IMO.
I'd appreciate any feedback, especially from intel/nvidia users who might have suggestions for something better for gaming.