Thank you for the input community, especially dndhatcher(sp).
I got everything ordered for my system. Please tell me how I did
Intel Core i5-760 2.8Ghz 8M LGA1156 CPU
EVGA GeForce GTX 470 1280MB DDR5 PCIe
WD Caviar 500GB Serial ATA HD 7200/16MB/SATA-3G
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 120mm fan CPU Cooler
Gigabyte P55-UD4P Intel P55 Socket LGA1156 MB
OCZ STEALTHXSTREAM II 700W POWER SUPPLY
Corsair 4GB DDR3 PC12800 1600MHz (2x2GB) Class 9
Antec 902 Case - Was going to go w/ the HAF X but had to cut a little cost.
Once I have everything put together and operational I plan on OC'n the CPU to 3.6 and the RAM up to the 1600.
A couple things I thought of right after I posted, the motherboard specifies 1600/2000 ram. will the 1333 by default be okay to run on until I get comfortable enough to OC to 1600? Also how will this do with top end games at full settings? Anything I wont be able to run max out with this setup?
Maybe I won't be running SLI on the 470s. From what Ive been reading that power supply might be pushing it a bit to get it to run those SLI. I'm not very PSU savvy. What do you guys think? Appreciate the feedback.
I'm not a fan of OCZ PSUs anymore so I don't know if its a good one or not. Also not a fan of the GTX470. Would have dropped down to the GTX460, or went with the 5850/5870. GTX470/480 is a bit hot and power hungry.