Besides general tips and criticism of the above combination, I would be glad to hear of any info regarding better parts for similar prices. Also, if anyone is familiar with this particular equipment and is aware of any snags I may encounter during building, please inform me, thanks in advance!
Looks good and I am guessing you will be going with Vista Premium 64-bit OS, by your ram selection. I would wait on getting the EVGA GTX280 right now. Since in about 3 weeks Nvidia is coming out with the new GTX295 card for around $499 or use EVGA Step-up program to get it.
I also figure you will be into gaming, check out the NEC Display Solutions ASLCD24WMCX-BK Black 24" 5ms HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor - Retail $399.99. It would work better with your graphic card selection and it also uses the S-PVA panels, which is better then the TN panels LCD monitors for viewing. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Your Asus V-60 aftermarket HSF Cooler looks ok, but there are some better HSF Coolers out there for less price.
The XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler ( which you should get the XIGMATEK ACK-I7751 Retention Bracket also).
The Sunbeam CR-CCTF 120mm "Core Contact Freezer" CPU Cooler( comes with support bracket), which both are at NewEgg.