I beg to differ. I do not think you should ever buy the most bleeding edge.
The most bleeding edge tech right now would be a QX6700 and SLi 8800GTX. We know for a fact that an E6600 is the best CPU deal out there right now and theres no use getting anything else for raw speed and power. SLI is NOT worth it except for the most bleeding edge at that very moment.
I always say go with the best price/performance part at a higher-end budget and not just go cash happy.
E6300 w/ Arctic Freezer Pro 7 @ 3.6ghz 1.4Vcore
Antec 900 Case
EVGA 750i FTW Mobo
4x1GB of G.skill DDR2-800
2 8800GT in SLI
22" Samsung Syncmaster
1 250GB WD and 1 Seagate 7200.10 in RAID 0
Corsair 520HX 3DMark06 Score: 13900