System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, work
Parts Not Required: Have keyboard, also BR drive I need to look the model number up for
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg and amazon, but am flexible
Parts Preferences: Intel CPU, Radeon soft
Overclocking: Maybe -- as long as its clear it will work
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe? Dunno
Monitor Resolution: 1080p
Additional Comments: Case can be ugly as sin, and any PSU that's not super-loud
I'm trying to build a system mostly for gaming that's based on this month's SBM. I like that this system seem to do pretty well with minimal overclocking, but would be open to an overclocked option as long as it's well-understood to be stable. A few changes are that I have made are 8 gb of ram and a 120 gb SSD since they seem to not be that much more than low-end hard drives now. Right now I'm looking at http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3sSk. Does everything in here make sense? As far as I can tell tell the PSU should be fine. Also if anyone has a suggestion for a cheap wired optical mouse with five or more buttons I would appreciate it.
On the PSU, put out a little more and get something that'll allow you to Crossfire in the future. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
I'd recommend it mainly because it's only about $16 more above your PSU's standard price but it'll give you the option to Crossfire. Also, you should be aware that your MIRs total up to $65, not all MIRs are honored, though a lot of companies do, not all are honest about it and some of the time you could be unlucky and have the company be a stickler about it and end up not giving you the rebate. That's just me though.
I don't suggest the Blackbone mainly because Top mount PSU's aren't really that superb airflow-wise but also because from what I've heard it's rather flimsy as opposed to spending a few bucks more for a more solid case. Though it's your choice.
Ok, so I think it's unlikely I will get a second card and do CF, but it turned out to only be ~$60 more so I'll go with your suggestions anyways. I'm also going with the case from Amazon that you suggested, and the nice 8-button mouse that just came up on slickdeals.
I think I'll go with the STATA II SSD, since at that point I'm not sure that the extra $45 to go from really fast to really bloody fast is worth it, since i don't really do anything HD intensive anyways.