Looking to do my first build and I think I'm finally ready to buy after a couple months of researching what I want. I'm looking to stay right around the $1000 mark but am flexible in either direction. I'm looking to do some web development (.NET) and other software development (Java, eclipse). Also will be doing some video and photo editing but not to a huge extent. I won't be doing any gaming but would like to be able to have 3 different monitors at once (2 monitors and a tv) I am also likely going to be running virtual machines (hence the need for lots of memory) and am going to give OCing a try.
Take a look to see if there are any parts I can improve on and also to make sure everything is compatible.
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Tonight or tomorrow
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: development, surfing the internet, watching movies, video/photo editing
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: monitor, speakers, keyboard, mouse, OS (Windows 7 64bit)
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: U.S.
PARTS PREFERENCES: Intel i5
OVERCLOCKING: Yes SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920 x 1200
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Quiet workstation PC that can handle lots of multitasking.
Well, I guess one other thing to ponder. If not gaming (and don't have any need to dual GPU at any time) you may want to consider the UD3 version of that board. Or not, but if you need to lower the price that would be the place I'd do it. There, or perhaps the case (Antec 300 will save you a little), though I'd probably keep the 900 if possible.