Approximate Purchase Date: Probably within the next couple weeks. I'm hoping prices will drop a bit during/after E3.
Budget Range Before / After Rebates: Hopefully around $1,000. I'm ok with +/- a little bit but I'd prefer to keep it as close as possible to $1,000 after rebates.
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Movies/TV, Web browsing.
Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS, optical drive (not really any need for an optical drive anymore. I stream all my movies/TV, Windows 7 can install from a USB, games can direct download)
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Amazon 1st, Newegg 2nd. Only part I'll probably get from Newegg instead of Amazon is the motherboard because Amazon doesn't carry it.
Additional Comments: I want cold + quiet, as this will be going on my desk + I live in sunny California, so my apartment gets pretty warm (which I like, but my computer won't). From what I've heard so far, the stock cooler is plenty for mild overclocking due to the 180mm directly over it. I've also heard that after-market heatsinks with no fan provide far more than adequate cooling for medium duty overclocking. My concern is the video card blocking off the entire left side of the case's ventilation. The video card itself will keep cool just fine, but "wash" from the main fan won't have anywhere to go and will sort of have to fight its way around the CPU to exit the right side since there's no vents in front or back. I was thinking a CPU tower cooler oriented toward the right side would help significantly to direct airflow, but so far haven't found one that'll fit. Only "low profile" coolers fit, and while that's all well and good and I'm sure it'll help cool more than enough it still doesn't seem the most efficient.