System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, editing video, watching movies, surfing the internet
Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com
Parts Preferences: i would like to use an Intel CPU and Asus mATX mobo in a mATX case.
SLI or Crossfire: No
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080
Additional Comments: I would like a compact, quiet PC. I am not sure if the parts I have picked are all compatible and would fit the case I chose. Can I also add a Corsair H80 to cool the CPU for this case?
I have a GTX580 in one, and can turn down the 180mm intake fan and still get good cooling.
The GTX680 should be a no brainer for your budget. Cooler, quieter, and stronger.
One problem with most M-atx cases is limited cpu cooler height The TJ08E can hold full height coolers. Prolimatech megahalems fits, and is one of the best.
In my opinion, H50/60/80/100 type coolers have a problem past price and fussiness.
You have to use a fan position for intake which screws up normal cooling airflow. Becides, in a good case, a air cooler will do just as well and be quieter.