APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: This weekend (today) BUDGET RANGE: 1500 or so
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: WoW, General internet/nerd stuff
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: (e.g.: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS) OS, Speakers, keyboard
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg, anywhere cheap and reputable COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: US (Virginia)
PARTS PREFERENCES: by brand or type: I just want quality parts
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No
MONITOR RESOLUTION: I dunno, looks like 1920x1200, I eventually want to buy another monitor
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I live at a lake house in the basement, so I need a wireless card, and a case/fans with good airflow, as it's dusty down there. Also, in the near future I want to buy an additional monitor so I can dual-screen and I also want to buy a 5.1 system with optic digital. Also, I want to buy another Intelimouse Explorer (ORIGINAL VERSION, SILVER) but I can't find it ANYWHERE. I also have 2 external HD's 1TB and 1 280GB.
Yeah the 58xx series on newegg is out of stock atm. Hmmmm a good alternative to 5850 would be a 4870x2 but newegg discontinued to make people buy the 58xx series. For a lower price you could go for a 4890. It's cheaper by like 100$ or so but it isn't quite as powerful as the 5850. For the price range, anything around the price of a 5850 on Nvidia side will be a lot weaker, don't consider Nvidia unless you're willing to pay a good bit of money.