Thats an awesome mobo, but if your not oc'ing its major overkill. I would get a vanilla P5B or P5B-E.
STAY AWAY FROM APEVIA POWER SUPPLIES!!! If you listen to just one thing I say let it be that. There the bottom of the barrel, you cant get a lower quality psu. Get this psu instead, same price range, more power, MUCH better quality.
That one is ok, it has slightly more power on the +12v rail (42 instead of 40), but the Corsair psu is better quality wise. Plus, the Corsair psu is quieter, has modular cabling, and has a longer MTBF.
Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
eVGA 7950GT gpu,
APEVIA ATX-AS680W-BL ATX12V / EPS12V 680W Power Supply
CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit
Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe 2.4GHz LGA 775 Processor
ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler
i'm not going to be running sli , I don't know anything about OC'ing, want a reliable newbie friendly board ( first build).
also, what HD ( not going to raid) should i throw in here? I've heard raptor is not worth it.
any and all help is much appreciated, thanks
The components you have picked (except for the Apevia) will all work together just fine.
apt403 is right about both the motherboard and the psu.
You can shift some of the $$$ around and get a faster, reliable system that's perfect for a gaming fiend: