get an ASUS "premium" instead. A deluxe doesn't support X2s anyway, what are you thinking??
but with that kind of cash def check out the FX's and X2s. GTX is the way to go, def if building before the G71s or G80s.
Raptors are great for gaming. theres even faster ones out there though. 15000 RPM somewhere.
So many new things are coming out though with the next 3 months though. So you might want to hold off building a system of that $$$$. AM2 sockets/cpus will be out in march-apirl, so i wouldn't buy a 939 system if you've got that much **** $$$ to spend. DX10 cards will be a ways away so don't worry about those. and besides eVGA cards can be traded in before 90 days to upgrade em for the difference in price, if they do surprise us with a release sooner than expected.
ya right...But that system will be animal for that price. I'd suggest ATLEAST getting your foot into the door of hte next generation, instead of buying into a dieing age.