Well this is my projected build, and I'm hoping someone can give it a once over. I did enough research I don't think I left any bleeding holes in the plot, but if there's anything that is just flat out not compatible, please let me know. Also, I've read that the power supply is a key component, because it's failure can really contribute to the failure of a lot of other parts. As of now I haven't chosen a psu, so any input or suggestions are greatly appreciated.
Newegg.com's psu finder suggests that I'll need just under 650 watts
The plan is to use her for audio recording/editing, but it would be nice to run games like FSX and Fallout New Vegas at high quality. She's gotta last me a while too, may someday expand to tv tuners, wireless, sound card.
Feels good to get a parts list out there, been working on this for a month
For a monitor of that size and resolution, i would stick with the GTX 460, while a GTS 450 would still perform pretty well, a GTX 460 is quite a bit stronger and will make a notable difference at that resolution.