Here's what I am going to order (for my first build ever) this week:
Antec 1200 case
Antec CP850 PSU (designed for the Antec case)
ASUS Sabertooth P67 1155
ASUS GTX 590
Corsair Performance 3 128gb SSD
(2) Western Digital 1TB SATA 3 64M in RAID 0
Corsair H60 cooler
Corsair 16GB (4x4GB) DDR3 1600MHz Vengeance (CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9)
CyberPower GP 1200VA/720W Line Interactive UPS
Only using it on a LG W2486L for now (1920x1080), but intend to get 2 more for SLI.
I want to play all newest games on highest settings with slight overclocking for reliability (around 4.2-4.4).
Any information on compatibility would be appreciated. Any tips for cable mangagment would be good, too.
Total cost so far is $2970 AUD. I do live in Australia.
Get a GTX580, then get another one when you want surround.
Don't get a antec 1200. Get a 650D/HAF 932/HAFX, and get a Silver arrow or D14 instead of H60.
16gb of ram is overkill. Get 8gb of Gskill ripjawz 1600mhz CL9. That's all you need. any more speed and you'll only get a few points on benchmarks. 16gb is useless, even for video encoding.
Get the UPS if you want it.
And if your asking 'Is this the best setup or what', it's not. That's a fairly average mid>>high system.