None, refer to my list below for a relative idea.
OVERCLOCKING: Maybe, depends on how recommended it is.
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe, depends on how recommended it is.
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1200
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I'd like a gaming PC that I could play modern games on at 1920x1200 on medium-high settings with ease. I'd also like a computer that has potential for future upgrades. This is my FIRST build, and I'm still learning about parts and their compatibility, so I'm not entirely sure if these parts are the best for me, or will perform the way I want them to.
Total Time spent researching: I've probably spent a good 50 hours researching builds and trying to compare prices/performance and came to these choices.
Final Notes: I will be purchasing this system and assembling the system myself (very carefully). I'm still open to the idea of having it assembled by a professional, but I'd like to gain experience in this area for myself & cost restraints (though could be worked around) are something I have to keep in mind. I've got a realistic goal of $1500AU finishing price, but I'm willing to go to $1600AU if needed.
The Asus Pro is a waste of money seeing how your going with a single card set up. That mobo is more for the dual card enthusiast. And don't get an EIDE burner. You have a new build going, so do it correct and get a SATA burner.
@Why_Me - Thanks I wasn't sure on the mobo so I went for a higher priced one. Thanks with the burner aswell.
@Seven - Those are parts I've grabbed from a bit of research, I'm completely open to any suggestions for better performance price. I'm asking for feedback as to whether my choices are decent, and whether they are compatible together, or is there other parts that will run better.