Ditch that Rosewill power supply. Rosewills have a habit of turning themselves and half of your PC into a plastic barbeque. Get something from a good name brand like PC Power & Cooling, Corsair, Seasonic or Antec.
I'd grab a Caviar Black over that Caviar SE if you can afford it.
Alright I upgraded the Hard drive to the Caviar Black version and chose the Antec EA650 650W Continuous Power ATX12V power supply.
Looking at the Newegg reviews people are saying that they can't get their 1066 mhz ram to run at 1066 mhz, it just reverts down to 800 mhz and cannot be brought up... should I pay a little more and get a differen't Mobo that can deal with the 1066 ram?
Unless you are future proffing here im not sure why you are getting a graphics card for 16xx/1xxx monitors? your monitor is simply a 1280x1024 monitor just with 36? more pixels its not the best card to go with imo...i would go with a single 4770 in the first place and later on go with another 4770...this would also allow you to go for a 955 just for the sweet bragging rights and you can probably get to a nice 4ghz...so you get a little better processor and you only have a 100$ in your gpu to begin with...spend another 100$ in the coming months to get an fps boost and after that you can sell those cards and buy into dx11
rewindlabs his monitor is a 1440X900 resoltuion...So he would benefit with the GTX 260...
And a general suggestion...Why not get the 4870 ? The 790X mobo supports crossfire and when games become more demanding, you either have an alternate option of adding one more 4870 in crossfire later or just change the card...As both the GTX 260 and HD 4870 perform very much the same, there is no harm in changing it ...
And dont get OCZ Vista upgrade...they are decent ones but not high rated...
Stick with the DDR2 1066...the AMD CPUs can take advantage of the extra speed...
I was sort of dissapointed with my 4850 im using im this rig now and even know it is about a year old I'm not happy with the ati drivers/aa (for example I loaded up farcry 2 on this rig and put the aa to 16 and ALL the foliage are huge boxes. My buddie with a 8800gt loads up the game puts the aa on 16 and even with the less powerful card gets perfect foliage). But I must admit the drivers are slowly getting better.
Its an 80% chance i wouldnt crossfire because it doesn't give double the performance, so why not just get a better card for more and use the video card on the new rig on this 4850 rig when its time to upgrade it.
If you can find me a nice deal for an ati card id be pretty happy =P
And another question, will a centurion 5 or antec 300 case have enough room for everything im getting?
For the time being ive upgraded to an antec 900 but if I can get some clarification whether my stuff will fit Ill be fine with just the centurion 5/antec 300.