Should be able to play most games very comfortably on high or max settings on your resolution and have some nice overclocking potential. If you're going to be overclocking I would suggest an after market heat sink for the CPU.
1680x1050 is pushing a 5770. But on the other hand a 5850 will be overkill for that resolution. Bleh.
Actually i am thinking @ 1680 x 1050 $800 is too much lol $660AR and this assuming u can't salvage stuff like Case, PSU, HDD, ODD, etc from your present rig :P
^+1 nice build with a perfect gpu solution.
Alright. I'm planning on buying the parts in the next day or two, so I'm trying to narrow things down. Any other input? Is $800 really too high for playing at 1680x1050?
I could probably do with a smaller HDD. My current one is only 232GB and I've only used about half, so I would say a 500GB HDD would be better for me. The only thing I usually have on my computer is games. I'm really liking the GTX 460 after reading reviews of it. But would it be better to pay the extra and get the 1GB version? Anyone else have a build?
I would recommend the 1 GB version. It's a small price increase for a significant performance increase. Especially if you upgrade your monitor sometime in the future.