Thanks much. I think i will get the ddr2 1100 just because i would like to play around with overclocking. I've never done it before and would like to give it a try(feel like i would be wasting my money on the asus m4a79 deluxe if i didn't OC stuff haha), I figure the extra $10 or so spent on the 1100 will be worth the experience of tinkering with speeds and voltages
also I've heard that it isn't good to fill the ram slots with sticks that are over 1.8v. Is this true? because i was thinking of going to 8mb in the future. I understand that it probably won't offer much of a boost now, but in the future it might, and I plan on using this rig for a while.
On the MOBO/CPU combo... I saw that deal and would love to get it, however the mobo/gpu combo is going to be an xmas present and if they were to get me the mobo/cpu then i wouldn't have any cash for the gpu. I didn't plan on getting the new cpu until at least february, and by then some new stuff will probably come out. I'm stuck between a rock and a hard place as they say.
Good call on the 4850. Will probably get that separate. Checking new deals now...
EDIT: Well i was about to order the case, when I realized that after shipping the Lancool came out to $138. The coolermaster haf 932 is currently 139.99 with free shipping. It is a little big for my needs, but I have the desk space and who knows, I might want to go tri-crossfire and liquid cooling someday. It also comes with far superior airflow out of the box. I will be going with the haf