APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Within the next 2 weeks.
BUDGET RANGE: $1,200-$1,300
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: WoW, Surfing the internet, iTunes.
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, monitor, mouse, speakers
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: New Egg. Country: US
PARTS PREFERENCES: Good quality.
OVERCLOCKING: Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1440x900 and a 1920x1200
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I want to build the system around the i7-860, a 5870 that I already have, and an SSD. I also want it to perform well in Wow and other games. One concern I have is with what I have selected will I get good performance from the 5870?
Well looks pretty good. I'm not sure about the SSD, but that is because I haven't researched them yet.
I was a bit concerned with your RAM selection, because of the 1.35v stock setting. 1.5V's is the normal voltage setting for DDR3. I did find this small but informative review, from a reviewer on Newegg.com.
[q]Pros: Well first I ran Prime95, stock @ 1.35v 1600mhz 7-8-7-24-2N. Which it passed, as it should have. I've been seeing what they can do, currently I'm at 1.5v 1800mhz 6-8-7-24. So there is more to be had.
They definitely have some headroom. It's a good buy in stock form and even better if you want to go farther.
Cons: None so far.
Other Thoughts: Specs:
Asus P7P55 LX
G.SKILL ECO 7-8-7-24