Even if you were OCing I would only get DDR2-800 memory. Unless you plan on OCing past 3.6Ghz, there's no need whatsoever for DDR2-1066.
Other than that, if you're set on AMD it appears to be a solid build. Quality PSU. You seem to have a grasp of what you're after. If you can save $10-$20 on getting DDR2-800, go for it. Otherwise, I'd say you're fine.
Sure looks like a nice build to me. The video card looks a little iffy. People on newegg are complaining that the drivers are terrible, and that the card has a host of other probelms. If it were me, I'd look at a different card, or at least a different manufacturer.
Well about the video card, pricewise, the other choice of mine was the 4890 but reading the toms hardware article on 4850x2, it seems like that would be the best 'bang for your buck'. Or should I just get 2 seperate 4850s?
Is there a negligible difference in DDR2-800 vs DDR2 1066? If im only saving a few bucks, I'd rather not downgrade.
How about the ModXStream series instead of the StealthXStream, they are more efficient, and better suited for gaming PC's. I agree with the DDR2 800, no real performance gain with the 1066, and is enough to overclock. You can take the extra $10-$20 and get a 600W or 700W ModXStream.
The 4850X2 is questionable... If it works the way its supposed to, then its a great choice... could even be overkill depending on your resolution. Then there is the case where some games will only use one of those gpu's. Single gpu cards can sometimes be the safer choice, but they will also sometimes be beaten by the dual gpu cards at the same price point. If you're worried about the 4850X2, the next choice under that price range is the 4890.
Is the ModXStream much better? It seems to get 700W ModXStream, its $20 more. Do you think its worth the extra 20? I also took a look at DDR2 800 but the price is generally the same as the 1066 +-$5 so I think I will keep the 1066.
Just wondering, why is the 4850x2 so questionable? Are most cards like that more prone to error?
And what resolution should I be at for my rig not to be overkill, on the work pc so don't know yet what resolution I use.