I'm building a new system, a cheap start that i can upgrade later.
Approximate Purchase Date: next couple weeks and later upgrades
Budget Range: 500-600 after rebate
System Usage: The end game for this setup is to be able to play BFBC2,BC2 vietnam , COD: Black ops, SC2, the upcoming diablo3, SW:the force unleashed 2, SW:the old republic and many a game below those on high, not max, settings, 60fps, on 1440X900 720p monitor and have a second non or hd monitor for watching movies,youtube,etc.
Parts Not Required: Antec Earthwatt 650w PSU only a few months old,
Antec Three Hundred case, i7 990x, HDDs, mouse keyboard etc.
Additional Comments: Before this gets derailed into a how i wasted my money and should have got a sandybridge or amd discussion i got the 990x for free, so that is what i'm using for this computer.
Now, the real question is, which mobo is more stable, or is there a better one less than the p6t, and should I buy a 5770 with the intention of buying multiple 5770s, 1 now 2nd in 2-3 months 3rd in 4-8, or should I opt to buy a more expensive one now, like a 5870 or x460, and get crossfire/sli 6 or 8 months down the road, and can my PSU handle 3-crossfires?i believe the 5770 are 104w max, so it could that, but if i got the 5870, 180w max, i may need to replace it later.
trying to keep it around $500 start up, with the intention of being able to spend money down the road upgrading ram, graphics, HDDs, monitor, fan and PSU for overclocking later.
My suggestion, sell that 990x that you will never even come close to maxing out, and build a system with a better graphics card and SSD for storage, hell even upgrade your monitor since you seem to be running a 19".
Now whatever you have left, put it towards a new monitor fund, preferably a 1080p model. No need an additional monitor. The 6850 will give you good/high resolution for current/near future games on 1080p.