Just about to buy my bits and had a last minute thought about gpu.
My set up goes like this
Phenom 2 940 (Black edition - will oc to 3.4)
Gigabyte 790fx mobo
Corsair 750 psu
Oc gold 2x2 gb mem
.... I was going to throw in a 4850x2 card... but then decided on a 4870x2...
BUT.. then I was thinking maybe I'll get 2 4890's and crossfire but will I see MUCH MORE difference to the dual 4870??(for the price)..
AND..then I thought maybe a couple of gtx 260 cards (crossfire). Not sure if the board (and cpu would get best results with one slot (using the 4870x2 and MAY be my best option) or is Nvidia friendly (I have seen better benchmarks with ATI cards on this set up.
Budget is flexible (I am a gamer - not bothered about how long adobe takes to load ;-)... but please no i7 suggestions - this ones gonna be an AMD I am afraid.
if you want to grab a 4870x2 now, yes it will perform better than a 4890. how much better/ is that increase worth it to you? check the benchmarks for the appropriate games and decide for yourself. I would just hate to see anyone throw cash away today when you know you will be grabbing a 5xxx card when they come out anyway.