Thanks for the great advice. MadAdmiral, I had read a previous post by you where you had mentioned that once above $800, it is not worth getting a AMD. Do you still feel that holds true? Also, i do need a monitor.
How much of a performance boost are we talking between a 5850 vs 5870? Also, what are your thoughts on a 5770??
all this is great advice except that i can personaly vouch for the 5770 it is a great card. I have one and can reach 40+ fps in crysis on 1920 x 1080 on very high with aa off with aa at 2x i get around 30 fps... im afraid to go any higher...
Yes, the 5770 is a great card. Except that is a tad underpowered for 1900x right now. And if it's slightly underpowered right now, it will be nearing unplayable soon. For that reason, and the FPS hit when using DirectX 11, I can't recommend using it for 1900x resolutions. I would definitely get at least the HD 5850.
true i see what your saying but i cant see the 5850 being in his budget
I would get a 5770 now and later down the line get another for crossfire that is what i would recomend... however if you can budget out the 5850 then buy all means it is a better card get it!!! but get the xfx brand so you can overclock while being protected under a double lifetime warranty!!!
I was in the process of ordering the above system, however when I was reading the reviews of the memory it seems it is not compatible with AMD. I wanted to know how difficult is it to configure it for this motherboard?
Probably the Newegg ones. Newegg user reviews are mostly written by people who are only a couple of brain cells smarter than monkeys and shouldn't be allowed near technology. The sticks may need to be set to the exact manufacturer specs, but so will many, many other sticks.