Additional comments: I helped my cousin with a very similar build two weeks ago. The only difference we went with a 955BE cpu instead. He's using one of the Asus cards I listed and has had good results. The only difference is that he plans to build a another gaming rig in a year or so, I do not. I want this one to last until the proverbial cows come home. So, should I stick with one of the cards listed, get another and SLI (which is supported by the mobo listed) or use something else entirely. I will be ordering by midnight tonight to take advantage of the special price on the graphics card unless someone can convince me this isn't a good deal.
I went with the components I had listed with an MSi 560Ti. I would have gone with the ASRock board but it was sold out. The reason I stuck with the Quantum case is that it comes with 5 fans installed for $80 vs. the HAF 922 with only 2 fans at over $100. The case has excellent airflow and enough room to sli the 560Ti when cash allows. Thanks for the suggestion on the 560Ti.
HAF comes with 3 fans, 2x200mm fans and 1x120mm. The HAF 922 is one of the best cases out their and just because it has more fans does not mean better or more airflow. It is also dependent on the quality of the fans. As for the motherboard, you should wait till stock. But if you can't I suggest the G45 from MSI.
I never said that because it came with more fans that it had better airflow. My point was that because the Quantum already had 5 I wouldn't have to purchase additional fans. Also, to save a some money on the price of the mobo itself, plus a better combo deal, i went with the Asus Pro mATX. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...