I discovered Mr. Blue Sky by ELO through the movie "The Invention of Lying." Took me 3 days to find the song cause I kept on thinking it was in the movie The Rocker. The only problem is I can't find any more songs by ELO that I like. I learned of Madness through their album "The Liberty of Norton Folgate" and the song "On the Town" being stuck in my head for a week.
A friend of mine also told me that your portfolio is everything (this came in the midst of a discussion about getting internships/jobs as an engineer/comp sci major as opposed to an architect). If your arch. program is anything like the one I know of, you most likely spend up till 2AM in the studio drawing and 24/7 for midterms/finals so I assume you have the proper CAD/drawing ability. If you can't get a job in the video game industry, you could always try working for a movie FX company like ILM. They usually have to make scale models and things of that sort so maybe an architecture major could help there?
How about access to dedicated servers for things like TF2 (of course this would mean they would setup those servers)? Maybe something about HD livestreams (and justin.tv for everyone that isn't a subscriber) Not sure what the point of not ripping livestreams would be. HD videos are bound to not work because then people would somehow get torrent access to them (improbable-yes, still possible though). It would also allow subscribers to get an experience with theoretically less lag.
Actually I just built a new computer. It's a great 6-fan symphony. The 5870 I use runs everything i've tried on it fairly good at highest settings.
The Haf932 I bought came with a broken reset button. Advice on the Haf932: the blue power LED is extremely bright. You are going to want to put a piece of tape or paper over it (my friend who also has one does the same thing). There is a blue Haf http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119213&cm_re=haf932-_-11-119-213-_-Productbut it costs more. The red fan is removable/replaceable and the light is very dim so it isn't that bad. It comes with more drive slots than you would know what to do with.
Also, I never said the 6 cores means anything about benching faster, I just said that some programs work better with more cores. But it sounds like you won't be using those programs so whatever.
The problem with the 480 compared to the 5870 is that for a very small increase in power, the gtx runs at much higher temps and power consumption (darn you Fermis!). Also you could just not plug in the red fan... On the topic of AMD vs. Intel, you should get 1090t if you plan on doing stuff that uses all 6 cores (like video encoding).
Still wondering why you are so stubborn on intel when you are just getting a new mobo.