System upgrade advice and critique

I'm finally upgrading from my PC i built back in 06, just recently bought i7-860 on sale at micro center. Trying to hit the main points at this time, and wait on things like the graphics card and possibly a new case. looking for input and critique of the system

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Over the coming weeks, not in a rush though

BUDGET RANGE: around 500

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming, media server, surfing the internet, watching movies, etc

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, speakers, OS ,CPU (i7-860- i got a deal i couldn't refuse), GPU - Radeon 4850, possibly case (Antec P180), Monitor

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com , or other similar sites
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

PARTS PREFERENCES: none

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I would like a quiet PC, doesn't have to be dead silent with only heat sinks but I would like it to be as quiet as possible. I plan on upgrading my graphics card when the 5870 comes down to a reasonable price (i know it will be a while).


here's a list of the components i'm considering

Motherboard:
GIGABYTE GA-P55A-UD4P LGA 1156 Intel P55
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128409

PSU:
CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139006

Ram:
G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231189

CPU Fan:
Scythe MUGEN-2 SCMG-2000
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185093

Cases: I probably wont buy a new one right away, but i've got my eye on this one
ZALMAN MS1000-HS2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811235021

Case Fans:
need help here I need them to be silent

HD:
looking for a good 1 TB + drive

Monitor: not looking to buy right away but still looking for the future
No clue where to start here, looking 22+ here but don't want to blow the budget on this.


Thanks in advance to everyone for the help
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  1. if you are not going to sli or crossfire, you should lower the power supply. get the 550w corsair
  2. bump
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