APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Next week BUDGET RANGE: (example: US$1500-1700)
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming , internet , music
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: processor , Keyboard , mouse , monitor , and possibly the Case
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg , performance-pcs
PARTS PREFERENCES: by brand or type : I want to stay with a Asus MB , Intel i7 920 processor , and zalman or anything better for cooling , Power supply would like to be Corsair , and lastly EVGA nvida GPU
OVERCLOCKING: maybe / Maybe SLI
MONITOR RESOLUTION:, 1280x1024
My build is centered around a specific case , i hope it is a good one since i have not heard anything bad about it , but comments are welcome
I know PSU's are very important so im thinking of getting a CORSAIR CMPSU-750HX 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply - Retail $164.99
I would do a 4870 or GTX 260 until you can get a monitor with a bigger resolution. 1280x1024 isn't worth dropping to much on a card. As for a modular psu it really depends on how clean you want your cable management to turn out. For an Asus motherboard I would go for the P6T Deluxe since you can get it in a combo on newegg. Mobo It's one of the best for overclocking.
As for the SSD, wait for few days...intel has just launched new SSDs, that offer very good value and has very good performance...but currently the sales has been halted for a small BIOS fix...So the sales should resume within few days...They are the 34NM ones and are silver-colored...
As for CPU Cooler, here are a few options...
Scythe Mugen 2
Sunbeam CCTF 120MM + 1366 retention kit
Xig Dark Knight
These have very good performance for the money...