Will probably never run 3-way SLI, is EVGA board useless as a result? Power supply should be future proof for future CF right? 2 x 5870. Any reason not to get that monitor? I'd like to order this stuff by Friday ideally. Want to get the case painted and modded over the weekend. Wondering if the Dominator memory is worth the cost? Seems like it has a very good OC but for the price I hope so. Definitely a lot cheaper ram with lower latencies that I could substitute. Anyone wanna explain why this stuff is so expensive compared to other brands with the same specs? Am I just paying for the name Corsair printed on the side? Also going with the Dark Knight instead of the V8 as I've heard good things about it over the V8, and it's cheaper.
Still debating on GTX295 vs. 5870. Benchmarks seem to show that 295 is still king but 5870 x 2 + DX11 is something to drool over. And I will def. be running CF down the line with the 2nd 5870 if I do go that route. Seems much more stable that Quad SLI from what I've heard?
Tom's doesn't have benchmarks for the HD5850 yet, only the HD5870. Right now the ultimate combination is HD5870 in crossfire, I would stick with the HD5870 and then if you need to, add a second later on. One right now though performs better than a GTX285, so it will be plenty sufficient for your needs.