What do you think of the build I've put together? I've been reading a bunch of the more recent threads, and I think I've done a decent job. I'd love some recommendations on good keyboard/mouse/monitors! I'm looking for a monitor that can rival the iMac display, not necessarily in size, but at least in quality.
Approximate Purchase Date: ASAP
Budget Range: (e.g.: 600-800) 1800 before rebates
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Engineering tools, video transcoding, gaming, daily tasks/productivity
Parts Not Required: OS (I have Windows 7 Pro), Boot SSD (Crucial C300 64GB)
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Amazon.com preferably (no tax ftw!)
Your build looks good. You might want to look at a board with the Z68 Express chipset for extremely lower video encoding times.
You could drop your PSU to a 750 watt unit and still have room to Crossfire and overclock. The Enthusiast series is good for price/performance, but I like the HX series for its modular cables.
I have a Logitech G110 keyboard. The keys have nice resistance and it's backlit, but it costs around $60. I have a Logitech MX518 mouse and I love it too. I especially like the additional thumb buttons and dpi adjustment. I use these more with every day tasks than I do when gaming.
Another case option.. I was originally going to use a HAF 932 advanced in my next build, but there is a lot of dust and pet hair in my house. For whatever reason the HAF cases don't have much filtration