Budget Range: $800-825 ($500 left to spend after CA taxes)
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Web Browsing, Watching Movies, Light Editing (Sony Vegas/Photoshop)
Parts Not Required: Hard Drive, OS, Mouse & Keyboard, Case, Dvd Drive, Monitors
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, Amazon, Microcenter Store in driving distance
Country: California, U.S.
Parts Preferences: Reliability > Initial Performance
SLI or Crossfire: No
Monitor Resolution: Two 1920x1080 Monitors (21.5" and 23.6")
-I am going to be gaming casually and I don't need to get highest settings on games like BF3, so I think this setup is worth it for the price I am paying. (Correct me if I am wrong.)
-Is my PSU choice fine for the 6870? I am not going to be overclocking my GPU or CPU.
-I am using a single display for gaming, but I will be using dual displays for casual computer usage.
-Which display would be best for gaming? The 23" or 21.5"?
I own the Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 and similar parts to what you have/plan on getting and it performs admirably, although I don't run two monitors. I have the same sort of needs as well and only game casually but the video card continues to impress me. I agree with quilciri but if you don't plan on expanding then it should be fine.