I was also considering the SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 100269VXLE Radeon HD 4890 1GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Ten more dollars for a quieter card, but currently the xfx is neweggs top rated 4890 and with the smart fan controller on it, I figured it would only get load when I am gaming and not hearing it anyways. All other fans, heatsink, etc are silents.
I was trying to stick mostly to newegg top rated/customer approved items and made sure to get RAM from Asus' QVL. The whole thing, monitor and everything included is running me about 1300$. My goal is a decent price with tons of room to upgrade. Whaddaya think??
Thanks in advance for your input,
Nice, I don't know how I missed that RAM, not a bad deal for a few extra bucks.
And of course, the system is core i7 920. For which i got the best combo deal of all, my friend's Intel Big Deal. 920, windows ultimate, and windows 7 upgrade for $130! ..the only reason this thing isnt exceeding 1300$