SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: lightroom/photoshop, some software development (java, python), a little gaming (WoW, Civ 5)
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newgg
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA
PARTS PREFERENCES: none
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: dual boot, win7 and linux
This is what i'm thinking so far. It's going to be an all-arounder for home, but I'll do some software dev on it. I'm a software guy, I never paid too much attention to hardware, so I appreciate the help.
Like l4d said I would get some faster RAM such as 1600MHz or 1800MHz. Unless you plan on overclocking the i7, you won't be needing that CPU cooler; it's retail boxed so it comes with one already. You could add an SSD for Windows and files/programs that you use a lot. Personally, I prefer the HAF 922 case to that but that your preference.