Still unsure on the mobo, reviews says its flimsy and such. Any suggestions to bring the cost below $800 without losing performance? I'm also pretty deadset on the Zalman 8700 for the fact that its smaller, round, and facing the window I'll be putting into the Antec 300.
i would personally swap the zalman for a ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7, saving yourself another $13, making you $50 under budget and use that extra bit of cash and upgrade the 260 to 4890 seeing as you are looking to only use a single gfx card
I want to keep close as possible to $800 or less. This is a budget build I'm doing for my brothers birthday, and instead of possibly messing up a i7 920 rig.. I can get him something nice since I was planning to anyways, This will just be my temporary rig for a few months.