Still not sure about the i5 vs i7 or the 5850 vs 5870 (or perhaps 2x lower end cards?) or more RAM. Any advice would be helpful. Other than that, how's this system look? It's taken pretty much completely from other threads in this forum, but I'd still like some more input. Is it ok on compatibility, cooling, power, etc? Any suggestions or criticism or advice would be much appreciated.
Either a 5850 or a 5870 will be great at your resolution. Its really a matter of if you want to spend the extra money for the extra FPS based on the games you play. A 5870 might need some dremeling to fit in an antec 300, but a 5850 will fit easily. If you want a 5870 you should probably upgrade the case to an antec 900 or 902.