Looks great. I would make a few changes though. First would be to get either a WD Black series hard drive or a Samsung SpinPoint F3 and not the WD Blue. With a computer that fast you want a performance hard drive.
I also like either Gigabyte or Asus motherboards.....big fan of the Gigabyte UD or ultra durable series.
I don't think I will be using SLI GPUs in the future but I suppose it is possible. And I don't think I will be needing to exceed 12 gigs of RAM any time soon. Which would you recommend of these boards? Anything over the EX58 is going to be going over my budget. Is the increased price on those last two boards worth it?
I think this is a good start, if using 3 monitors for eyefinity, just get another card and crossfire, it will scale really well, if only gaming at 1920x1200 this card will be ok, if you feel like more is needed,,than just get another one. With this build you are up to $1300, you have some room for accessories, a good ssd would be a great addition, but i don't think is wise to spend more than that on a gaming computer.
I agree with snake with regard to the MOBO CPU platform.
For this type of money you should go with a 1366 platform. The 1156 is constrained with regard to PCIe 2 lanes, especially when you figure sata 3 and usb 3 into the mix. So with the new x58 GB board you get everything you need now and the ability to upgrade processors, unrestricted CF/SLI, and faster usb/sata 3 drives going forward.
The kicker is that its about the same price for the MOBO and CPU as your system.
I should have caught that on the review. You need a board off my orignal link http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E... X58 is LGA 1366. Just swap the X58 board with a P55 and you are good. LGA 1366 and i7 920 is good choice as well but with that you need triple channel memory kits ( 3 sticks ).