Just wanted some advise on any problems, conflicts, or poor hardware choices for my new PC build. I will be using two 22" wide screen monitors, which I already have. I was thinking of getting two HD6870 's and using crossfire but elected to just get one higher end card. I did elect to go with AMD do to price/performance, and due to the recall on the intell processors.
1) No need for 8gb of ram. 4 is enough.
2) Save some money and get the 955 be instead of the 975. Its the same chip so you can just overclock it to the same speeds as 975 be.
3) No need for a 850w psu. Even if you plan on adding another 6950 in the future a good 750w psu by corsair or antec or such will suffice.
4) Change case to had 912 or 922, that'll save you $50-70. Change harddrive to spinpoint f3 1tb, that saves ~$35. With the saved money you can add a small ssd for your boot drive.
If you would like a good ssd for your system, I'd recommend something like an OCZ vertex 2 or agility 2, or intel x25-m. Or you can wait for the new sandforce drivers to come out next month, or later this month. They will be much slightly faster and will be in such products as vertex 3 by ocz.
As for the cooler if your going to be overclocking then an aftermarket heatsink is almost always a must. The hyper 212+ proves a very nice cooling solution for $30. If your looking for some heavy overclocking, the noctua nh-d14 @ $75 is a beast.