Ok there she is. I looked highly at all reviews on the Egg and elsewhere. My budget was 2k with a monitor. I plan on adding another 4870 in Crossfire once the figure out the drivers. Please tell me what you think before I click the buy button.
Ok after some more research and nukeing this to death this is what I have now.
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450
GIGABYTE-GA-DS4 X48 Motherboard
Mushkin 4GB (2x2) DDR2 1066
Seagate Barracuda 250 GB 32MB Cache x 2 in Raid 0
Antec Twelve Hundred ATX Full Tower Case
Sapphire Radeon 4870 512 MB GDDR5
XIGMATEK 750W PSU
LITE-ON 20X DVD/CD-R Optical Drive
ZALMAN 9700 CPU Cooler
ZALMAN VF1000 VGA Cooler
ARTIC Cooler Thermal Compound MX-2 x 2
Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 64
I changed the case, psu, switched from HIS 4870 to a Sapphire "realy dont know why I did that", and went with 2 smaller 250GB drives in RAID 0. I took out the monitor. This will be easier to sell to the wife! Now my price is under $1600 bones. Not bad!! I do think this is the one!
Unless you plan on overclocking past FSB1600 you don't need 1066 RAM. 1066 RAM has issues with some motherboards- it seems to random almost, but 800 does not have such issues. I would stick with DDR2-800 RAM.