The ATI problems have been solved since AMD bought them over 3 years ago. Any insistence on ignoring them is down to the detriment of your gaming experience and your wallet.
If you still want nVidia, I would get the 480. The 470 would be good enough, but I'd personally want a little head room, especially since the Fermis don't overclock very well (they use too much power and run too hot) and wouldn't be that great in SLI (again, heat and power issues).
Ok so I changed the mother board and processor to the one suggested.
I changed the case to the one suggested.
I changed the gpu to EVGA 012-P3-1472-AR GeForce GTX 470 (Fermi) SuperClocked 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support ... - Retail
Item #: N82E16814130549
I changed the power supply to CORSAIR CMPSU-850HX 850W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply - Retail
Item #: N82E16817139011
The lattency on the ram is lower on the original. 6-7-6-18. Isnt it worth 20 dollars to have the better latency?
Wouldnt I want a hard drive capable of sata 6 ? Or did I miss something again.
Thanks for your help
Ok was writing this when you posted I will look at the 480
The HAF is larger and cheaper. Not only that, but the HAF has better cooling, better cable management and many nice features. The HAF is easily one of the best cases ever made.
As far as needing a SATA III HDD, you don't right now. The SATA III HDDs that are currently out aren't any faster than SATA II HDDs. So why pay the premium for something that isn't any better? USB 3/SATA III is more of a future proofing option right now.
Whether the difference between CL 7 and CL 6 is noticeable is debatable. I personally would go ahead and spend the extra $20 for CL 6, especially if I was planning to overclock a lot.
Just to clarify, there is a huge difference between SATA III and SATA II in terms of potential. The problem is that SATA III is a new technology. Eventually, SATA III will greatly surpass SATA II. Right now, it's just not up to speed yet.