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Tips and critiques please?

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The Basic Things:

EDIT: Intel Core i7-960 Bloomfield 3.2GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80601960 (Switched it to an i7 )
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115224

EDIT: EVGA X58 FTW3 132-GT-E768-TR LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813188066

EDIT: MSI N580GTX Twin Frozr II/OC GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card (Any other tips or brands? or different model?)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127567

EDIT: XFX Black Edition XPS-850W-BES 850W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817207001

EDIT: CORSAIR DOMINATOR 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TR3X6G1600C8D
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145224

The Other Things:

EDIT: Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129021

LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 24X DVD Writer
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827106334

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822152185

ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 92mm Fluid Dynamic CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835186134

APEVIA CF12SL-UBL 120mm Blue LED Case Fan
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811998121 x2

Acer S211HLbd 21.5'' 5ms LED-Backlight LCD Monitor Slim Design 250 cd/m2 12,000,000:1 (ACM)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824009261

So, this is what my friend and I came up with after hours of deciding. Does anyone have any tips to make it any better? The total comes down to $1,946.56.

Should I go with an Intel i7 or the AMD. The GTX 460 SLI or a GTX 580 or anything else? Suggestions on the mobo? Also, I'm trying to get something that'll last me years please.

As for the exteriors, anything that looks better than that but not so much cheaper?

Thanks for the tips
Edited by Thesourpunch - 2/21/11 at 2:30pm
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most imporatant thing dont take nforce chipset and that too from msi...get a 880g chipset from asus/gigabyte.....
and if u r willing to spend that much u will be better off taking sb i5 2500k(it will blow phenom 2 out of the water)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115072
...and its always better to take a single powerfull card instead of 2 cards.....
in ur case get the gtx 580 instead of sli gtx 460....
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-567-_-Product

edit:get this cabinet
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...Tpk=nzxt%20m59
and instead of ocz get the corsair dominator 1600mhz 3x2gb rams(do u know ocz is going out of ram business)....
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-225-_-Product
Edited by ghost_z - 2/21/11 at 1:20pm
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Get a 1TB Western Digital Caviar Black instead of the Samsung Spinpoint.

I would go for the 580 instead of the 460 SLI, and I'd personally go with Intel. But that's entirely up to you.
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