I've been doing some research into building a new computer with the indispensable help of this esteemed forum. I think I've got the right idea, but I'm a first-time builder and I might have messed up/forgotten something. I would greatly appreciate any corrections/feedback/comments.
Emphasis is on gaming.
There's a Micro Center nearby where I'll be making just about all of my purchases, unless Newegg has a really killer deal or something.
*I won't be running anything at resolutions higher than 1920x1080, and I can live without really high AA/AF/extras like DoF, motion blur, etc. This card's benchmarks seemed about right, can anyone confirm?
Sounds like disc space isn't an issue. I'd use your current hard drive as a data drive and take a look at SSDs in the $100 range. There's some 90GB models that may suit you.
There isn't much to do, you run the windows setup and choose the SSD as the OS drive. Use quick format, never do a full format on an SSD.
I would say go just a bit bigger - 120GB so you can keep a few more things on the ssd along with a HDD. If GTX560 is about what you want - try for at least GTX560Ti or GTX570. Another way to go would be HD7850/70.