Beed thanks for the advice on the 600w, seems unfortunate that at that strength they seem to lose the bling look for the industrial strength look but then that goes to the saying "do you want to be a power supply or a light bulb" personally, I will go for the power supply.
DJ thanks for the warning on the ATI as I am buying for longevity.
I really don't overclock intentionally.
Gaara, that was a bit of a concern of mine that SLI, being a new tech might have some bugs to still shake out, so I may take your advice there. Since I have deep pockets, but not that deep, it is going to take me a couple of months to get all the components together so the last items I intend to get are the mobo, cpu vidcard & memory, so hopefully the new cards and CPU you speak of will be released by then.
BTW when you talk about the new CPU are you talking about the dual core? In my research, they seem wonderful if your running a large DB2 database but for video editing, gaming and net surfing, I don't know how much benefit I would reap.
Your comments about the Ultra x-connect fit in line with most of what else I heard, oh well, too bad, it is a damn nice looking PSU but I guess it chose to be a light bulb.
The lan party mobo I have seen in my discovery however I passed it up for the more familiar abit/asus boards. Perhaps it is time to look it over again if it is indeed the premier mobo out there.
Diablo, I begining to agree with you on nvidia over ati point.
You are probably completely correct about the x-clear (nothing that purdy could truly be effective) however that is one bling I would be hard pressed to eliminate as I was quite impressed purely on an asthetic basis with that, So I will just have to try and ultra cool the case.
OCZ & thermaltake have been stated as the PSU's of choice so I guess I will head in that direction.
Here is the link to the RAM http://www.crucial.com/store/PartSpe...72Y40B&cat=RAM
Umm,no, I screaming along at a 56K modem at present.
VIII, I will look into the OCZ RAM