System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming (mmo, fps), office applications
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: limited to Best Buy currently
Why Are You Upgrading: You guys will love this one. I bought a Mushkin 240GB SSD and read that my current ASUS P6X58D board will have issues with this drive on it's SATA 3 connectors. I've decided to build a new gaming rig and move my i7-920 with the ASUS board to a "VM Ware Test Lab" box.
I currently have a Gigabyte Radeon 7970, a Mushkin Enhanced Chronos Deluxe 240GB SSD, and 2 500 GB Samsung Spinpoint drives ready to go into the new box. Everything else is needed. I'll list what I came up with, but was hoping someone with more experience could point me in the right direction if I've made any mistakes. I'm also having difficulty determining a case with good airflow for overclocking.
Best-Buys information on their products is atrocious.
Nothing wrong with that ASUS board, but you can get similar boards for a lot cheaper. Looking at the specs of it, I wouldnt be able to tell it apart from the AsRock Z77 Extreme4. Only advantage that board has is an extra USB3 header.
AsRock Z77 Extreme4. $135 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
16GB of RAM is already overkill, adding another 16GB is just wasting money. Just get a 2x4GB kit, its all you will need for gaming and office applications.
PSU is a bit overkill, but keep it if dual Crossfire is a possibility in the future.
Forgot about the cases. Case choice is a largely personal decision, you have to like the look of it after all. I recommend the Coolermaster HAF series or any Corsair, they are all reliably good cases and range from subtle to heavy/industrial in aesthetic. Though if another case catches your eye, just make sure to research it first , make sure its decent.
That Dragon Rider case from what I can see on its Newegg page seems fine.