I am planning on waiting until the 4870 comes out to get a video card, and unless they are terrible, i won't be going nvidia because of their pricepoint (unless a miracle happens). As such, i have not included the video card.
For the motherboard, i am not sure what i want to be getting. I know i do not want nvidia becuase i will never be using SLI. I will potentially end up crossfiring later though. So i am probably looking at a X38/X48 motherboard or possibly a P45 if that is any good at overclock (which i plan to do on my computer).
Also, should i get the velociraptor? I mean, its good, but its ridiculousy priced. Should i get a seagate 7200.11 and save the money for the mobo/video card?