What do you want this build to do? Is it mainly gaming ? I am going to assume so since you have duel gtx 560 ti's. But if thats so then why do you have the i7-960?
Any way I wouldnt suggest investing right now in the 1366 socket. The new chip set and cpu's are so much faster. The current i5-2500k is faster in multiple functions than the i7-extreme edition which is around 600$+ I believe. They should be available again by the end of the month or next month.
Honestly I think there was some thing wrong with last years sockets. Because they where so short lived, I mean a year really? On top of that the i5-2500k is seeing performance boosts of 1.5x over the last generation i7's. Also Bulldozer will be out in the next 2-3 months and that is supposed to boast similar speed boosts.
This is a build I'm planning out for a friend, he values performance more over cost.
- we thought about going for sandy bridge but that will be another month or two. I think the i7-960 should be just fine.
- I like the Intel SSD better, I have one myself. The price difference isnt that big anyway.
- 500GB has less chance of failure compared to 1TB. I think. Plus I like the idea of multiple small drives rather than 1 large one.
thanks for the input. the only thing I'm not sure about is the motherboard since its the component that I know the least about. I just searched for all 1366 socket motherboards and went for the one with most/highest ratings, lol.