so i have almost $200 left over what should i spend it on or should i just pocket it?
I also prefer to have only one video card instead of crossfiring.
So any comments or suggestions to make? is it a good or bad build? will it even work?!? anything.
If you aren't planning to crossfire and you've got space in your budget, why not jump up to an HD 5870? Most powerful single GPU on the market today, and will probably keep your system viable a bit longer than the 5850. If you're only going to run one card, it might as well be the best you can get.
Well you got a few options really for what to spend it on. All being good options and each costing less than $200 each:
-Get a core i7 920 and socket 1366 motherboard instead. Better for upgradability as the core i7 860 will be about the best on socket 1156 while they will come out with better processors for socket 1366
-upgrade to a 5870 for $100 more. This option might not be worth it from a value/ performance perspective though. Plus you would need a different case as the antec 300 can only fit up to a 5850.
-add in a good intel SSD 80GB. Speed up game loading.
-Get a better case for looks
-Pocket it now and upgrade the ram when more than 4GB becomes standard (right now there is no performance gain past 4GB) and to replace the video card in the future.