Wow, thanks, I didn't catch that. That's a huge leap for the graphics card, even though it's essentially the same performance (for everything else, the 5870 is way better than the 5850). Much appreciated. Plus the final price with all the instant discounts on Newegg comes to $1,376.24 including shipping and the new CPU heatsink I added, so I can probably add a couple other things until I reach my budget limit. Oh, and if anyone has any other pointers those are welcomed as well.
Actually, with all the iffy reviews on Newegg about the XFX line, I'm going to bypass the savings and go for the Sapphire, which has excellent reviews. Unless someone can testify for the XFX, I'm just going to do that.
I'll vouch for XFX. The XFX and Sapphire cards are exactly the same. Both companies are just using the standard ATI design. The only difference is the sticker on the cooler. XFX is actually better because they offer a double lifetime warranty. That means that the warranty still applies to the second owner of the GPU if you ever sell it. XFX is a well-known company with an excellent warranty.
You can't put much weight at all behind the noob reviews on Newegg.
I'm going Core i7 920, which is socket 1366, and you recommended a socket 1156, which isn't compatible with Core i7 920-975.
I'm going to Crossfire as soon as I get the money, so I need at least a 750w PSU.
I'm going to be saving $43 with the graphics card/RAM combo, so I'm going to be going with that unless the deal ends, in chich case I'll use your link. Thanks though. Any other things you can see?