Sorry, should've clarified -- for a lot of the parts, I don't actually want to find cheaper replacements, just be alerted if those same parts are available cheaper somehow, and if they have incompatibility problems. I'm pretty decided about the M59 case, Geforce 460 and P67 mobo (though I'm open to suggestions for other P67 motherboards). Good to see you agree with me about the Samsung drive and i5-2400! Thanks for the suggestion re: RAM, though; that's one area where I'm pretty clueless, and what you suggested looks like a better choice.
I've also priced stuff out in Microcenter's weekly ads, and it looks like I could save about $38 there and get a 1GB 460 as opposed to a 768MB.
Any suggestions re: connectors/wires/cooling/other accessories I've forgotten?
Well a lot of the H61 boards also don't have usb3 or sata3 options and yes less usb ports. I was just trying to get you under budget and a little better GPU but if you like what you selected then go with it the board you chose is a pretty nice one. Only other thing I can see is this case/psu combo but 430W which might not be enough: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
Well a lot of the H61 boards also don't have usb3 or sata3 options and yes less usb ports. I was just trying to get you under budget and a little better GPU, but if you like what you selected, then go with it-- the board you chose is a pretty nice one.
I will probably keep this system for many years (as I mentioned above, I've had my current 1.8GHz rig for nine years). A better motherboard is probably a better long-term investment. I also tend to accumulate drives -- I think this current one has four optical drives and three hard drives, and I'll probably want to add some or all of those to this new rig. So SATA expandability is a priority, as well as PCI slots. Hopefully I can upgrade the GPU at some later date.
I have to say, thanks for looking out for me! You've been tremendously helpful. It's good to know my choices aren't wildly wrong.