due to a transmission problem in my 350z, i had to put off buying my system for another pay period and have tweaked it, take a look and give your opinion.
purchase date: about 2 weeks
parts not required: none, replacing a laptop
country: United States
Preferred parts: intel/nvidia
overclocking: GPU: yes, CPU:not unless it becomes a choke point
SLI: possible as an alternative to a new card
monitor resolution: 1920x1080
other comments: keep in mind the budget, don't recommend something $50 more because it's better.
I'm not missing any components, the ones not listed I don't need any advice on. One thing I'd like to know is about the memory, is the difference between a CL9 and CL7 noticeable?
I second vindictive's signature... but if you absolutely can't wait, this looks pretty good. I also would avoid Xion cases, though.
Oh, and I doubt you'd be able to OC your SC EVGA card much more; on that note, OCing your i5 would be pretty easy and a simple way to improve performance in some games.
what about the compatible mobo, i did some quick research and if i read it right the sandy bridge is going to be on a new socket, which will mean higher mobo cost. and this is primarily a gaming pc, so would waiting an extra month plus the extra cost pay off since 95% of games don't stress your cpu beyond maybe 2 cores being used.
the cost won't be much more.. I'd guess 20-40 more for the mobo. if its any more than that I'm just going ahead and buying lga 1156 i7 760.
It can't hurt to wait if you can.. prices go down after christmas on things that didnt sell + will go down when SB is released.