It has been a while since I really paid attention to the industry, but it is time for me to do a basic system upgrade. I am looking to upgrade my Mainboard, CPU and Video Card...and since I don't have any DDR3 memory, I'll have to do that as well. I know I want at least a 12GHZ processor with hardware AES support, and that I need 2 PCI slots, a x16 slot, an x8 slot, and 8GB of ram. Based on this, I found these items: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231428 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128502 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115073 ...Any problems with those choices? Is the stock cooler for this chip worth using or should I go ahead and order a replacement right away? Will I have any issues if I use all the SATA ports without upgrading the southbridge cooler? I also need a video card...and I am completely clueless here. I am looking for something that will let me play Skyrim at 1080P with the settings turned up, but I also want SolidWorks to work well with it...and I don't want to spend much money. Plus, I want quality; something that will work reliably for a couple of years without needing to upgrade the cooler.  I am also looking for some good 120MM fans to replace what I currently have...good units with ball bearings and good airflow. Noise volume doesn't matter much, but pitch does (they can roar, but I don't want them to whine). PWM speed control would be a big plus, and lower price is also a good thing.