I would appreciate it if you could check my current build plan to make sure everything is compatible and offer any suggestions for improvements. I haven't built a PC before but I have been lurking here and elsewhere so hopefully this build is at least decent but I would appreciate any suggestions.
Approximate Purchase Date: Next day or two
Budget Range: Approx $1200 but could go a bit higher if it will make a substantial improvement to performance.
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (Skyrim, maybe BF3 or Crysis 2, etc.)
Parts Not Required: Monitor, all other peripherals, OS
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg or Amazon or others if substantially better deal.
Country of Origin: USA
Parts Preferences: Intel and nVidia for current generation CPU and GPU
Overclocking: CPU yes. GPU probably.
SLI or Crossfire: Initially no but I would like the option down the road.
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080
Here is the current plan with prices after rebates but before tax (7.25%). Everything is from Newegg for the moment, I checked on amazon and it didn't seem like there were many deals to be had even though it does not include tax. To make things simpler, I would prefer to get everything at one from a single site unless there is a large cost difference (e.g., $50).