1. Does this components work together?
2. Is it probable that I can keep the MB, PSU and Cabinet for some time? I mean, can I keep those and upgrade my PC in the future by adding an extra GPU, more RAM etc.
3. If someone know, how long video cards fit in the cabinet? I have read that even the HD 5970 fit if the hard drives are placed correct
4. If someone has experience with the monitor, I would like to know.
I will use the PC mostly for gaming, and hope it can run games like Sc2, Mw2 and CiV5 well.
Planning on buying within one or two weeks, but could wait a little longer.
Maybe some overclock or Cross-fire in the future.
Live in Norway.
Budget: can use more if of any use.
As said, have never build a PC before, so feel free to comment on everything!
1) they should all work together just fine.
2) Computers age rapidly. If you want to stay on bleeding edge of computer graphics and gaming, a PC will usually last at least 2 years, 3 with minor upgrades. 5 if bleeding edge isn't needed.
3) Lan-Li are very good cases for big cards
4) I haven't used THAT BenQ, but I have had a BenQ before (an old 17" 1280x1024 model) but its a decent lowe end monitor company.
I would say that for a single 5850 that 750W is overkill, unless you plan to do crossfire *and* heavy overclocking. For just the single card, a 550W is plenty.
2) What I meant was would it be probable that I can use the same case, PSU (and maybe the MB) for perhaps tree or four years, do minor upgrades, and still have a nice PC? (Or does one have to change most of the parts regularly)
Have you looking into a 5870 instead? For the price your paying for the 5850 you can get a 5870 here in the us. Even with a mild overclock, the 5870 will be able to beat your heavily overclocked 5850 in the article you showed.
Here, I would have to pay approximately 70$ extra. Do you think it would be worth it?
I'm thinking that the increase in performance is too little, and that the 5870 would make more noise. I mean, how noticeable will the difference between them be ingame (as of 2010)?