Quick summary, Core i5 750 processor, 500gb hard drive, EVGA P55 SLi/Crossfire mobo, 4 GB of 1333mhz DDR3 Ram, Nice sized Mid Tower case, 650 Watt Toughpower PSU, ATi 5850 Videocard, I think that is the important info
I already have a monitor 21in 1680 x 1050, selling my current desktop to a friend, I do not plan to OC the Proc at all, I will be overclocking the video card if needed. Hope to destroy that evil devil of a cpu hog solitare in some late night marathons
The 5850 is a great GPU and you should be happy with it. I am not an OCer myself as I fail to see the point, especially if I shorten the lifespan of my machines (it can and does happen). I tend to spec for the performance I want and then go from there.
That being said, the 5850s are generally very OCable. My recommendation is to do so minimally in order to keep the heat and noise reasonable.
Indeed, that is one reason I bought the 2 120mm fans, so one can go on the bottom to help pull in air, and one on top to push out, figured if I OC at least the rest of my components won't be affected much.
It's a good build but it's not the best build for what you spent. It's fairly obvious you didn't post the build here before purchasing.
Anyone here would have pointed you towards a better PSU, a better HDD, and memory with better latency. Also, according to the specs, the motherboard only has 1 PCIE-16 slot? Also no support for USB 3.0 or SATA III. It's definately functional but in the grand scheme of things it's a slightly dated build. You kinda tomorrow proofed, not future proofed.
Your build is fine, but it's not optimal. You most likely won't notice a difference.
And I actually have posted a very similar build on here a few weeks ago, got told the psu is good enough to support crossfire, a better hd was just too much more, and wasn't told anything about the memory x.x
silernova0, you built a good system. As cmcghee358 is pointing out, you can almost always find a better deal and config with time and input from others. You should be happy with your choices and the system you will have. HOOAH!!!