Optical drive: Sony Blu-Ray BD-ROM SATA Internal Black Retail Kit BDU-X10S
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: This'll be my first build and i'm mainly just posting to check that I haven't screwed up somewhere and chosen something that's incompatible. Although, if there's anything that would be better for around the same price or cheaper It'd be nice to hear it.
I thought i'd miss the HD4890 seeing as i'll probably have to upgrade to a DX11 graphics card. Also I'll be waiting until the the G2 intel drives are available at their RRP, I'll make do with the other drive until then.
I know that the PSU is overkill but I heard that PSUs work best at around half their maximum load.
I would recommend going with a DVD burner over a Blu-Ray player, unless you already have a burner and just wanted to add a Blu-Ray to your system.
If you leave near a MicroCenter, they have the i7 920 for $200, which will allow you to spend a little extra to make the jump to the HD4890 on the build. You will see an improvement with it. If you are buying for Newegg, make sure you check out the combos for each component, you may be able to save a good amount of money by going with one or two of them.
thanks for the info on the other mobos. I'll probably get the P6T instead, It's quite a bit cheaper. I might go halfway and get the 850 watt corsair, it'll still give me some flexibility if i feel like going crossfire or building a RAID array in the future.