This is not a gaming rig (I am sure you gamers are going to rip my choice of parts).
I am a webmaster who uses lots of background running bots & am always multi-tasking several web developing / webmaster programs (Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Thunderbird etc..).
This started out as me just wanting to add better cooling, quieter fans, & adding a GPU that could handle three monitors for a i7-920 retail system. My retail HP was running hot and slow and I wanted to fix it up. But, I got the building bug.
After adding the new card, I decided that a new case would allow me to try out the closed-loop watercooling. So, I went with a soundproofed case. I accidentally ordered the XL case, but since I haven't done any builds in a while (and my tower desk space was big enough to fit it), I figured the added room to work, space for fans and airflow couldn't hurt, and would make cable management easier.
Then, while working on it (after installing the h55), I got sick of looking at the lousy HP mobo. At that point, it was "might as well go all in"....
So, I added the MOBO, the new CPU (re-installed the watercooler) & added the memory
How will she run for me?