In my opinion, it may be more wise to get the HD 5770 and crossfire when ready. There's nothing wrong with the HD 5850, and it is a better value since they lowered the price but I still think its a bit high for what you get.
Thanks for the quick responses. Batuchka, I'm prolly not gunna be doing any lan parties or anything like that, which was why i was leaning towards the bigger cases and mobos. I figure if its just going to stay in my room all the time, i might as well have it be big enough for anything i decide to put into it in the future. Thanks for the monitor choice buzz, that looks way better than the one i chose. And im not too sure how much overclocking i will be doing. Never really overclocked before. Any overclocking i do will probably be minimal.
If you will wait for the pricing actions, then you should wait to see what products are announced. The reason any price cuts will be made is that the newer products from either ati or nvidia are better performers.
For gaming, spend your money on the best graphics card you feel comfortable buying. At 1920, I think that should be at least a GTX460 1gb, but preferably a GTX470 or 5870 class card.
Cool, thanks for the Battleforge data. But the 5850 doesn't seem to fare much better, which is why I think its overpriced for what you get. At $200, I agree the GTX460 is a better deal. I just think I would rather crossfire 2 HD 5770's rather than a single 5850. That's why I recommended the 5770 over the 5850.
I can see your point, bu the article did say most games.