System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, and Surfing the Internet
Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor, Speakers, and OS
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg
Parts Preferences: I preffer Intel processors and lean towards Nvidia gfx cards.
SLI or Crossfire: Yes
Additional Comments: I'm planning to play new games at max setting with this build. It has been about 4 years since my last build and I'm looking to try a SLI/Crossfire setup this time around as well as incorporating a 120gb+ SSD (tyvm 20gb game installs) and USB 3.0 capabilities. While I preffer nvidia, I'm also not opposed to ATI if I can get a significant boost in performance for aproximately the same price. This is what I've put togeather so far, the budget is flexible though I preffer to stay near the lower end of $1200 if possible. Feel free to change anything you like and thank you in advance for your advice.
Much better performance gain and you'll get a 120GB SSD still, the 560 Ti is by far much better than a 460.
560 Ti SLI vs 460 SLI http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/441?vs=314
Hyper 212+ is a better cooler overall.
The Board I suggested is ATX vs mATX and you'll get PCI 3.0 if you use Ivy Bridge. Also you get Z68.