MisterFred's recommendations are fine. It would be a good system and the pricing is even reasonable. I guess I see the lifespan of SSDs important because I recycle my components into other systems. I am using my Samsung 470 as a network and portable drive now (usb 3.0 or on an asus router) so longevity is paramount. Still, with the way memory is evolving it is getting cheaper to just replace and upgrade. This is just food for thought -- a differing opinion that will help you make an informed decision. EDIT: after consideration, I tend to agree with mr. Fred. Here is another decent and reasonably priced option: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226226
I knew the sabertooth was expensive, but yikes... thats a lot. Save your money.
There are some great air coolers on the market too. You can keep your system quiet and cool without a fancy water cooler and still have overcloking headroom. I'm no expert here, but I know they exist.
fairly cheap. someone else might have a better suggestion.
A note about PSU wattage and quality:
Power supplies are not most efficient at max continuous or peak power. The efficiency is more of a bell curve. Sure 450w is enough, but that unit's peak efficiency might be at somewhere around 250-300w (for example). 80+ rated units are often better throughout their range, but some unrated units can be efficient as well. Higher efficiency means less heat and a slightly lower cost of operation (very slight). I would say there is a sweet spot there where unit price vs efficiency match up well. A PSU with a gold 80+ rating for your system could be less than $85, but an 80+ bronze unit could be under $50! The difference of $35 is way more than the money you would save in a few years of constant-on usage. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171060
Due to decent efficiency, 450w should be enough.
Edit: added linksEdited by dizzy4 - 12/4/12 at 11:37am