I am using the Cooler Master hyper 212+ with two fans and it does work well for me on my Intel® Core™ i7-2600K. At idle I am running temperatures in the low 30s. Otherwise I think you have a good understanding on your build but you might want to check newegg.ca to see if they have some better prices for you and really think about going up to the Corsair TX750 for a PSU if you are even thinking about SLI or Crossfire in the future.
For that price, you can add like $15 and get a better PSU. The Seasonic one that I have had better reviews. You are missing a case! Antec 300 or HAF 912 are good choices for the $$. They only come with 2 stock fans though.
Use Directcanada.com to price match. They usually have lower prices. NCIX has an online price match system. I'm sure TigerDirect and Canada Computers will price match in store.
thanks for the replies, I've never seen directcanada.com before I'll have a look. Newegg.ca does have very competitive prices, but for some reason right now my local retail stores do better when I consider shipping costs. that's not usually the case.
I appreciate the link to the updated cpu cooler. small cost for an obvious improvement.
I already have a case from my old build, I will be using my Antec 900. It's a beast, with 2 front 120mm fans, one rear, and a huge (200mm?) top case fan. Won't have USB3 on the case USB ports but I dont care about that.
I guess you're right about the power supply, I never know what to get for those. the last modular one I got had cables a little short and difficult to use with my case (bottom psu mount). Unfortunately that will put me a little over budget but at least I have MIR's after.
Your Antec 900 is very good.
Don't worry about front usb3.0. The motherboard does not have internal usb3.0 connectors anyway.
I actually prefer the rear ports since I can leave my backup external drive connected, powering it on only when I do a backup.
Stick with your initial build.
Corsair is a quality vendor, and a 600w psu will power a graphics card as good as a GTX580.
If I should have more psu power output for SLI, I'd rather pick that up now.
In case anyone else is shopping around I found a Fatal1ty 750w modular PSU for the same price as the Corsair tx750, but it also has flat cables for ease of cable management and a MIR lasting only this week:
Why Me you are the MAN. you managed to save me around $100 and gave me new sources to look at for pc parts. Unfortunately ground shipping from the west coast will take a while to get to me in Toronto area but I've already been patient waiting for bulldozer, what's another couple of weeks. Your reply was immensely helpful, thanks.