i plan to over clock CPU, GPU, and maybe the ram. also in the future i plan to add an additional 5770 for xfire. i do realize im missing a hard drive and disc drive, im moving them over from my current computer. as you can guess i plan to reformat my hd to 64 bit.
Looks solid. Check the revision of your CPU before purchase. You want a C3, that would have a HDZ955FBGMBOX product code as opposed to "FBGI" in the middle (You want an M instead of I for C3). They should overclock better.
Depending on the age of your HDD, the newer ones tend to be faster (read as, "Get a Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB).
A guy on another thread convinced me that I should be more critical of people's builds if they don't maximize graphics. He was right. You should save $35 on a cheaper case, $40 on getting an air cooler instead of water. You should be able to get past 4.0GHz on air. Plus, I don't see anywhere on the motherboard's description that it has a mounting plate for a waterblock and that water cooler does not come with an AM3 adapter (according to reviews).
There, I just saved you $75. Now buy a 5850 and play games at higher settings for the same cost.
lol the main reason i chose that case was because it came with alot of fans in good places stock.... and it had a nice black interior. the water cooling system does have a am3 adapter, i had to youtube it to be sure for some video reviews....
as for the mobo i never understood the back plate mounting thing... maybe you or some one could explain that for me.
actually i think i might hold off on OC the cpu for a little while and just get the thing built as cheap as i can atm. so ill hold off on after market cooling for now. but i still would like some one to explain heat sink/water cooling mounting on the mobo.
check out the new egg video on it and youtube it also there's a lot information on it. for instance it actually uses a "standard" mounting bracket setup like a after market fan and heat sink uses. corsair also makes one similar to this one but it costs more.