Title says it all. Basically, my college (University of Texas @ Dallas) is providing me with the funds to build any computer of my choosing. I've already got a few parts from my current computer, which I'm just transferring over.
Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, Speakers, Monitor, HDs, OS
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg is preferred as always
Country of Origin: US
Parts Preferences: None really....
Overclocking: I love to do it :]. Just don't have the time much anymore (currently because of school, wait till summer comes)
SLI or Crossfire: Don't really NEED it because of my resolution.
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ965FBGMBOX
(Not currently using)Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W Continuous Power ATX12V Ver.2.2 / EPS12V version 2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC "compatible with Core i7/Core i5" Power Supply
2X----- G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBNQ
ASUS Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
I have a haf932, but I'm selling it along with the rest of my rig to someone, so that is something that needs to be decided also.
I've got a 23.6" Asus Widescreen, running @ 1920 x 1080. I regularly watch Blu-ray movies, because I "buy" them. I love to game, and my profession will be computer programming. Might use my 19" tv some time to just be "cool", but not really.
I'm afraid of WCooling, because I don't care to know enough about it, so don't bring it up.
Not really looking @ 6990 / 590 because of drivers/current price -> performance is not where I'd like it to be.
Don't really want to upgrade this computer ever...I mean, it's inevitable because of my field, but I'd like to think I'm not going to upgrade for a LONG time.
What kind of budget range are we dealing with? SLI GTX 590s would probably be overkill, but if you're getting the thing free go ahead and get two and sell me one for $400, lol.
Edit: I wanted to get the budget question posted because it'll help people help you, but for higher end value that a lot of people are looking for:
GPU: The GTX 570/SLI GTX560s/GTX580 are all right up there at increasing price points (about $350, $460, $510).
Case: I like the Cooler Master cases, the 932 doesn't have the value ($40 or 50) over the 922 in my opinion, but it'll last a while, so if you're getting it free...
Heatsink: The Hyper 212 Plus is really popular for buget Sandy Bridge builds right now, but if you're interested in pushing the i7 2600k as far as it can go on air hopefully you get some other responses for some higher end coolers.
DVD Drive: If you just need DVD (not blue ray) you should be able to pick one up by a reputable supplier for ~$30. Try Samsung or ASUS for quality.