HI guys. Gathered alot of info from this site so big kodos to everyone for responding.
here's what I'm going for.
ASUS P7P55D PRO ATX Intel Motherboard
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
XFX Radeon HD 5770
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB 3.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory
Intel Core i5-750 2.66GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor
COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Black Computer Case With Side Panel Window
Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W Continuous Power "compatible with Core i7/Core i5" Power Supply
Priced out at newegg.ca brings me to a subtotal of $1034
Have no imediate future plans to SLI or CrossFire but like to have to option open.
Current Monitor Resoultion is 1440x900
Will the 650W PSU be enough to power the system ?
Is it require to use termal paste on the CPU? Have to plans to overclock the system. Hoping that the stock fan will be enough.
650w is overkill actually. You could get away with a 500w psu but I would stick with the one you have. Sli/crossfire at that resolution would not help you much. 2x cards are much more efficient at the higher resolutions.
nYes. You can find a guide on how to build your own computer online without too much trouble. If you go to your local bookstore there might be a maximum pc special issue (or any computer magazine) that will explain which parts to install first, etc, etc. The magazine will cost you $10. Honestly the first time your build a pc it might take you an extra hour, but it really isn't hard. Your just plugging stuff in basically.
nThe hyper 212+ will come with a fan and yes it will replace the entire stock heatsink/fan. Don't forget to use thermal paste...no matter which heatsink you decide to use. The heatsink will have instructions on how to apply the thermal paste and there are guides all over the place also.
nHope that helps.