An old dog here thinking about trying to learn a new trick - building a system (never built one - only install vid card and installed windows a few times). I want to build a system that I can play any game at the highest settings. I have decided to start from the ground up and buy all new except my speaker system. I have read quite a bit and think I should go with an Intel i7 based system. My goal is not to have to crack the case for a few years for any upgrades. I primarily play first person shooters and bought Black Ops only to find out that my rig won't run it. I have never OCed but I am thinking that I might try it with the new system.
Here is what I have so far - Please let me know your thoughts and if I have left anything off the list. I am starting from the ground up and have nothing other than a few tools. I don't know if I need any wires, thermal compound, additional fans, etc. I think I want to stick with air cooled - only because I am familar with it (have replaced a couple of fans in the past); however, I don't want the rig to be loud and have a wind tunnel by my legs. Thanks so much!!!
NZXT Phantom PHAN-001BK Black Steel / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146068
SAMSUNG BX2431 Glossy Black 24" Full HD LED BackLight LCD Monitor Slim Design http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824001440
ASUS ENGTX580 DCII/2DIS/1536MD5 GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video ... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121429
CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?
Tt Esport Keyboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823162013
zowie ZOWIE EC1 Black Black 1 x Wheel USB Wired Mouse http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
Intel Core i7 2600K http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115070
Plextor PX-M2 Series PX-128M2S 2.5" 128GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820249010
LG Black 10X Blu-ray Burner - Bulk SATA WH10LS30 LightScribe Support - OEM http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.611607
ASUS P8P67 LE B3 http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7343083&sku=A455-3037
Creative Labs 70SB109500000 Sound Blaster X-Fi Surround 5.1 Pro Sound Card - USB 2.0 http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=6658182&sku=C44-3510