Go for a am3 build. Socket 775 will die in ~1 year, and am3 is still the latest amd board.
Get some triple-core amd cpu and 4gb ddr3 ram.
tri-core AMD's give much more cpu power for the cash.
You wont need that 4th core however.
4Gb ram is also enough. Just get 4gb ddr3-1600.
Dont spend that much on a cpu cooler, seriously!
Get a Corsair HX50 for ~$50. Dont spend more on a cpu cooler!
That gpu and psu are really smart choises, gj
Don't get that 6gb/s hdd right now. They are waay overrated. Just get a F3 samsung spinpoint, they are way more cost efficient.
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: building within the next month
BUDGET RANGE: $1000-$1200
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming, movies, surfing
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: monitor, speakers
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg or TigerDirect
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA
PARTS PREFERENCES: I am familiar with Intel but am open to AMD
OVERCLOCKING: Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I would like it somewhat quiet, I don't have a clue on cases or AMD, would appreciate recommendations on cases and if you are referring to AMD, can you give me an idea of it compares to Intel so I have a basis of understanding.