I plan on purchasing the CPU and MB at Microcenter to get the CPU $50 cheaper and also grab the MB for $50 off deal they have this month. The rest i found on various sites from Amazon, Newegg, Tiger Direct etc etc and found Newegg to be the cheapest for just about everything right now save a $ or two and have it ship from the same supplier.
The build comes out to about $1430 and hopefully should last a couple of years. I put alot of stress on my boxes for various reasons, but mainly because I do
Give me a critique here on if im barking up the right tree or completely in the wrong forest so to speak. Thanks
Impressive build, especially since it's been 8-10 years. The only thing I would critique, which is small, is the monitor. I personally would go with an LED for the same price range. Also will you be using an optical drive?
This card down below runs neck and neck with the gtx 570 yet when both are over clocked it mops the floor with the 570 while using less power and less voltage. It's also on a newer die. If you do decide to stick with the 570 (no idea why you would), you want an 850w psu in order to have some juice left over if you decide to add another card later on. A 750w psu can easily push dual's 560 ti 448 though.
Here's a nice cpu h/s (can be found for cheaper @ amazon). This h/s allows you to add another fan for a "push - pull effect" although I doubt you will feel the need to add another fan. Also keep in mind that anything past 4.4GHz on these Sandy Bridge cpu's is a total waste with zero gain.