XFX HD-577X-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit DDR5
ati has been highly recomended to me, and this card is the best i think i can get for the price. but if the new nvidia cards cause inferior cards to drop in price, I'll go as high as this 5770 costs now. maybe a liitle higher if it's worth it
Am I missing anything that won't work between these components? Should I switch a certain component out for a different brand? Do I need more/less? This is my first build ever, so I'm a little overwhelmed with everything I've read online. Hopefully I've done my homework...
You're off to a pretty good start. Keep in mind that in 6 months technology will have changed significantly. If you were buy this system in the coming weeks, I would make the following suggestions:
Swap the HDD out for a Samsung spinpoint f3. They come in 500gb and 1TB models and are faster than the WDs out now.
You won't need a 750w PSU for the one 5770. A good 550w+ unit will be sufficient. If you plan to crossfire in the future, I would actually upgrade to a quality 850w+ model.
Thanks for the input. I know it's a bit early, but I figure when the time comes, having spent the last few months discussing parts with needs will make the final list easier to put together. And I'll be more confident with dropping $1,200 just like that.