ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Nothing too fancy needed. Just a solid budget machine, but not bottom of the barrel would be preferred. I know there are some great components out there for a good price just not too sure where to start looking and what not. Thanks for any time you spend with this or just for checking it out my post. Any input is greatly appreciated.
HD 5770. It's around the price of the higher end 48xx, and runs very cool, quiet and efficiently. It'll also play the new DirectX 11 games once they come out, which might not matter to you. Also, it's great for Crossfiring. I know you said you don't need to, but in a few years, you might want the option opposed to buying a new one.