MONITOR RESOLUTION: Currently 1650 x 1050, but I want to eventually have a 3x monitor setup at 1920x1080 or 1920x1200)
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I plan on overclocking, and eventually want to get a three monitor display.
This will be my first build ever, so any advice/criticism welcome! I already have 2 HDDs and a PSU from Christmas, but if they aren't the best, please don't let it stop you from making a recommendation. Also, if I need anything else like certain cables, please let me know!
Total Cost before Tax: 1683, which is slightly over budget. I can cut the SSD, which would bring me to 1463 before taxes. Does anybody think that the SSD for the OS is worth it? I'm not even sure if everything I picked out will work together.
Thanks for reading! I look forward to everybody's thoughts.
Nice build, everything looks pretty solid. Only thing that i can think of that may not even be that huge of an upgrade, is trading the 5850's in crossfire for 2x GTX 460 SLI. From what i have read they are overall better cards and perform at a higher % efficiency when they are used together (Getting up to 90+% improvement).
One thing about them however is that only 2 can be used together so if you ever plan on tri or quad crossfiring they obviously wont be what you want but for straight up power they would definately be another option.
EDIT: Just realized you stated that you prefer ATI cards. Option still stands however. Apologies on not reading before i posted ill leave this up as a reference however.
Thanks for both of your inputs, I appreciate them.
I assume I'll also need to buy thermal paste to mount the HSF to the CPU. Does anybody know what other cables I need to buy? I don't want to get all the components in and have to wait another few days because I forgot something minor.