SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Browsing
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Monitor or GPU
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg.ca, NCIX.com
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Newfoundland, Canada
PARTS PREFERENCES: See comments below.
OVERCLOCKING: Maybe, if I have to for my price range.
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: I don't plan on it, unless I can be convinced otherwise.
MONITOR RESOLUTION: Monitor Not Required
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I already have a HD 5850 ordered, so I need the rest of my system. I was thinking of using a core i5, but I don't know anything about bottlenecking. Also, I don't know; what PSU to get, difference between MoBos, or difference between DDR3 Dual-Channel RAM. I don't plan on Crossfiring, I'd rather a single gpu solution.
With all that in mind, I had this chosen;
-RAM, OCZ Obsidian 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
The RC 690 is midsize, not full tower so I doubt it. Usually its only a problem in full towers with a couple extra inches between the PSU and motherboard. If it is a problem, power extensions are pretty cheap and should be easy to get.