APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Up to 2 months, depending on price BUDGET RANGE: $1200 Before Rebates
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming, watching movies, surfing the internet
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: mouse, OS
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA
PARTS PREFERENCES: 24" LCD, Full Tower Case, 850W PSU (modular not needed)
OVERCLOCKING: Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080, 1920x1200 if it can fit in the range.
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Future-proof is where I want it to be at, doesn't need to be SLI/Crossfire right away. I'm not afraid of using a bit of elbow grease to tweak settings. I have a build in mind already made, but it's $150 over-budget.
Would the XFX HD-587X-ZNFV Radeon HD 5870 fit in a mid-tower case? I'm considering using a smaller case if it wouldn't affect performance and heat too much. Be mindful that I live in Florida, so my house can get to about 90F+ if the AC breaks.
Also, would it be a good idea to post the build that I was thinking of doing?