I'm building a new system within the next couple weeks mostly for 3D work but also gaming. I play most of my games on the 360 so it isn't totally important. I work in 3ds Max and After Effects so I want something for fast rendering more than anything. I already have a nice monitor and speakers. Here are my specs so far from Newegg.
But it sounds like you're building a high end gaming machine and it looks great so far, but that MSI Eclipse comes with a X-Fi card already. As for the processor, I would still recommend the i7 920 and overclock it it's really not that different from the 950. If you want to see difference, you've gotta go to to the i7 975 Extreme.
Also, if you don't use this computer for 3D work, then those 12 gigs of ram would be wasted.
What do you have for Hard drives?
Do you plan to overclock? if you do, then you need a heatsink too. Prolimatech Megahalem would do you good.
What do you have for PSU?
I was planning on getting the 1tb system drive then RAIDing 2 or 3.
I haven't picked a power supply yet. And I don't think I want to overclock just because I tend to break things. If I could really make the 920 as fast as the 950 I would consider it.
Thanks for the help.
It doesn't take much effort to overclock the 920 to 3 Ghz. I believe those F1 drives use 3 platters. People have mixed reviews on them because they use 3 platters. I can't seem to find the link to the benchmarks, but I believe it's a pretty good drive.