Alright I think this is what I'm going to go with. Let me know if compatability is messed up or anything else you might see. All of your suggestions have been great. I appreciated the info guys. The only thing I'm concerned with is the PSU. Is it going to be able to run everything? Should I stray from that combo and pick up a better one?
My buddy is somewhat on a budget so I can't go crazy with anything. Let me know if there are any huge mistakes on anything I picked out.
One more thing. I am going to go with that SSD, but its kinda small, and I know they can fill up fast especially with the sizes of games today. I was thinking about going with a slower 1TB drive just for back up or less used games anyone have a good suggestion for one?
Couple questions, what are you going to use this for Gaming?
Is there a reason you went with a Intel over AMD?
That i5 intel is running you a about $200 i'm guessing for a dual core?
If your on a budget, goto a AMD board and CPU and get a quad core for about 30% off the price. If your worried about the CPU then a quad core wont let you down. A high good Phenom 2 3.0ghz quad only runs about $110.
Drop the Radeon thats what $370? and get a $200 nvidia gtx 460 by EVGA.
Many changes could be made.
My setup is a Phenom 2 Quadcore Deneb edition, with a GTX 275 nvidia card by EVGA, 4gb fo OCZ ram, and a OCQ PSU 750w.
I multibox wow accounts and can maintain 1 medium setting and 4 low settings accounts at one time with this rig. I am running SC2 and Deadspace on max graphics.
Remeber not to skimp on your Mobo or Processor. Keep in mind that Radeon video card will be about $275 in 4 or 5 months too. try to get a good return on your investment.
Whats the budget your looking for? because you have some expensive parts here.