I'm finally going to reward myself with a nice gaming PC. The thing is, I've never built a PC before and know next to nothing about motherboards and how all the other parts come together.
I was hoping you can recommend a motherboard, power supply, cooling devices, and whatever else is missing for the following parts (other comments and recommendations would be very welcome too!):
Intel i7 930
2x Nvidia GTX 460's in SLI
4Gb Corsair XMS3 1333 (2Gb x 2)
1.5 Tb (or so) HDD
Something to allow for wifi (like a card or something)
Whatever DVD drive is typical
I have no plans of overclocking or anything, so whatever allows this setup to perform as it should out of the box will do - no need for high-end features if I probably won't use 'em. Also, I plan to some day upgrade to a 2x 480 (or whatever's in the market then) SLI setup in a year or so, so I'd like some power for that if needed.
I plan to connect this to my HDTV so no need for a monitor
Sorry, but I'm not quite sure what you mean by "1366 demands triple channel." Are there certain specifications that my memory would have to meet in order to be compatible with the socket or would your recommendation just make the whole setup a lot better?
HSF: If you don't plan on overclocking, there is no need to run anything else beside the stock heatsink.
PSU: Corsair CMPSU-850TX
Case: Cooler Master HAF 922
DVD: Cheapest 22x or 24x DVD burner you can find... no big deal
edit:... Okay I missed the post by calguyhunk ... but we are on a similar page.
What calguyhunk means is LGA 1366 utilizies triple-channel memory meaning you want to purchase your memory in sets of three (3x1GB, 3x2GB, 6X2GB... etc) and the tyipcial recommendation is a 6GB (3x2GB) setup for an X58 motherboard.