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Building a new pc from scratch

I finally decided to replace my current AMD64 3200 setup with something new. My old system has served me well for 4 years, but it is time for a change.
Instead of buying a prebuilt system I have decided to build it from scratch. This enables me to pick the best components and to integrate them to my specifications.
I want a powerful pc that is quiet in day-to-day use (a bit of noise when playing the occasional game is allowed).
After a lot of research I decided on the following set of components (links go to product website or review):
Antec P183 case
I like the dual-chamber and the attention to detail. Antec CP-850 PSU
Custom PSU for the P183 case. I know it is a bit overkill, but I want to keep using this case and PSU for the next few years. This baby should be able to power a dual (perhaps even triple) GPU setup if I want to. Intel i7-860 CPU
Best price-performance for a quad-core so far. Noctua NH-U12P SE2 CPU cooler
Quiet, quiet, quiet. Six years warranty (yes, including the fans).…