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If you think you might not do anything that requires too much gpu power go ahead and bottleneck yourself with your cpu. Sounds strange that I suggest this but think about it. If you buy a high end graphics card you can pop it into any motherboard in the future meaning you wont have to necessarily upgrade your cpu/motherboard/ram and gpu at the same time. On the other hand for under $300 you can get a decent ssd. I will edit this post when I can find some things I would suggest to you.

EDIT:
By the way it took me under a minute with post to get back on the forums... Il record the monitor if you want to see it booting.

Suggestions:
-power supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139006
(I have it, and its quite, will power a dual card setup if you ever in 5 years want a dual card setup )
-gpu
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814125318
(This card will be bottlenecked by your cpu, at least i think it will since its pretty powerful...)

or

-ssd
this one if you don't care if you can fit it in a laptop ever
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227689
This one if you think you might one day use it in a laptop
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227605

EDIT2: Funny my power supply suggestion is the same as illiterate's xD

EDIT3:
If you are willing to wait I read a little while back the new ocz drives should hit aroun 500 mb/s read/write which is a little less than double than what they are now. But unless you are working with large files it wont affect you too much. Also note you should run windows 7 or another operating system that uses the trim instruction if you plan on buying a ssd. Such operating systems include the newer mac osx os's, newer ubuntu distros and other linux distros, and windows vista and windows 7.
Edited by hobosrock696 - 3/9/11 at 2:34pm
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post #32 of 33
Upgrade the PSU and save the money. Then you can buy a nice GPU when you need it.
i wouldn't buy an SSD. I don't mind waiting 2 min for my pc to start up. I'd rather buy 2 new 2TB drives then spend the money on a 120GB SSD.


And that your cpu shouldn't have a really noticeable bottleneck with that 5850. Atleast not in games that use 2 or more cores.
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post #33 of 33
the cooling on that 5850 looks wicked as hell.
and theres the $300 you have to spend.
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