SLI or Crossfire: Probably not, if anything at a much much later date
Monitor Resolution: Not entirely decided, but 1280x1024 is most likely
Additional Comments: Im building this pc as a little graduation present to myself. Ideally it should be as cheap as possible. Mostly building this rig to run bf3, at hopefully high settings. If anyone can give me any idea what this rig is capable of i'd be greatly obliged. As far as i can tell these parts are fully compatible with each other but still, i'd like a second opinion. My one concern is the 6850's compatibility with the mobo. 6850 is a pci express 2.1, but all the mobos i've seen support 2.0. I've read that this isn't a problem but i'd like to double check. The only part i can't seem to nail down is the case. How large of a case do i need to house this rig? Lastly, can you tell me if the solid state hard drive i'm buying from amazon is ready to drop in? Im just want to be sure that i don't need to buy anything else for it to make it functional in my machine. If any of my choices don't make sense or if i can get better performance for roughly the same price points do let me know. This is my very first build so any and all advice is appreciated. Thanks!
alright so assuming i upgrade the psu to one of those your reccomended i should be fine. Also, just wanted to be sure, the radeon says it requires 2.1 PCI express ports. The mobo i am looking at supports 2.0 From what i understand this won't be a problem but i want to be certain. Thanks!