The following parts are en route already and if they don't sync up with the rest hopefully adjustments can be made. If not and these parts aren't at all compatible or just junk I suppose I can always return them.
That should be everything. Am I missing anything? Also, that PSU comes with a 135mm fan whereas the specs for the case say its meant to fit 120mm fans. Since, I'm guessing, these are referring to optional fans will this be a problem? Also, if any of this gear is overkill for what I have or am looking for, that's ok. At some point I imagine I'll be upgrading and my plan was to have that option to later on. Thanks for taking the time to look this over!
Great tips guys thanks. I'll definitely be switching up my psu and hdd. Probably get that other case too. And AznShinobi, in terms of higher performance with your $1000 build, is this mostly coming from the better gpu? The other specs seem fairly similar especially with hdd/psu upgrade tips you and anort gave me. With the 5850 will I still be able to play high end games with it? Hopefully shogun 2, crysis, fallout3 and such. Having to throw in a monitor pushes my budget more than I'd like so I'm hoping to stick with the 5850 as long as I'll be satisfied with it.
It can, I use it personally, but it was the top of the line. A year ago. It's aged and there are MANY cards that can top it. The 6870, the 560 Ti, the 6950 1gb/2gb. Any of the cards just listed would last you a long time.
I have the same resolution as you, and personally I already see the aging, It handles Crysis 2 @ moderate settings, but not with all the eyecandy. It's aging sadly