APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Within the month BUDGET RANGE: Under 1000 Before rebates
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, surfing the web, basic video editing, watching movies
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS, HDD
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com, tigerdirect.com COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United States
PARTS PREFERENCES: Intel
OVERCLOCKING: No ;SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe, at a future date
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1440x900
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Parts decided on, just cant figure out how big/powerful of a PSU to get. Will be getting an extra 200mm fan for case, 80mm and a spot cooler for the NB on the mobo. ALSO the case supports an ATX PSU thankfully.
^ Frankly for gaming, the i7 930 doesn't offer any significant performance increase over an i5 750...And it is also a very powerful CPU, even faster than the fastest Phenom II X4 965 clocked @ 3.4GHz...
And GTX 260?? You should be looking@ the new ATI HD 5770 IMO...
If you believe you will add a second video card for Crossfire, then consider that a X58 mobo will allow you to run x16,16 PCI Express lanes, instead of the P55's x8,x8. It's a small difference today, but it's there.
As to the PSU, a 650W Antec Truepower New or Corsair HX would be higher quality, more efficient choices. Both are modular and 80+ bronze. If you want silence while watching movies, check out the 80+ gold Seasonic X-650; it does not need to run its fan at all at low loads.