SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Photoshop, Movies, Surfing
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, Mouse, Speakers, Possibly sound card.
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Doesnt matter
PARTS PREFERENCES: Nope
OVERCLOCKING: Yes /
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Ive never built a computer before, but i've always wanted to. Also I have never overclocked before, and I want to as well. I didn't pickout a video card on purpose cause im really not sure how to choose one (I am open to suggestions) but if it helps the games I do want to play will be Starcraft 2 & Diablo 3
The monitor price should not be factored into this build since it would be purchased a few weeks later and not by me.
Also I am wanting to hook up my xbox to the same monitor as my computer and am questioning 32" LCD TV's as well. would playing games on a 1080p 32"lcd by the computer look bad? would using a 32" look bad period as a monitor?
First off, DON'T use a TV for a monitor if you want your games to look good. I experimented with it briefly, and it just doesn't work. It usually looked fuzzy and had problems with the resolution. You can get a HDMI cable and hook your 360 into your computer monitor though. (assuming you've got an HDMI port on your monitor) That would probably work nicely.
Everything looks nice, but I might recommend the 750 or 850TX instead of the 650. I only say so because if you want to overclock AND have the option of SLI/XFire, the extra wattage will come in handy so you don't have to worry about insufficient power requirements.
I also recommend the GTX 275 video card. It'll give you the best bang for the buck IMO. (on the NVidia side at least)
650w isn't enough to push two decent cards, and I didn't put that Antec 900 in this build for the fact it isn't a case I wouldn't recommend for a dual card.
Do a google on "ewiz coupons" or "ewiz promo codes" and save another $5 - $15 off that mobo/cpu combo. It's all in the shopping. That psu will easily push two of those cards in SLI. No need for a sound card imo, onboard sound just keeps getting better and better these days.