Please feel free to comment on any of the items I've selected & let me know if you see any compatibility issues with these products. If you see a better product for roughly the same cost, please let me know.
Also, is the 700W PSU overkill? If so, what would a good PSU for this system for price?
Will I have proper cooling with these items for OC'ing? Should I consider a possible water cooling system in lieu of the air cooled case? Or, will the case & CPU stock fan/heatsink be sufficient?
$1,700 is my budget, please allow for this in any recommendations that you make.
Jeff_2087, I picked that ASUS board only b/c a buddy recommended it. He said that it features some type of "Auto" OC setting... I'm fairly oblivious when it comes to OC, so that's as much as I know. Please excuse my ignorance... but, at least I'm learning...
After looking at the ratings on that Gigabyte 965P-DS3, it looks like a good bet... especially for $100 less.