Looking to go fairly cheap here trying to get it under $800 before rebates if at all possible... Any suggestions that won't lower quality to much? I was thinking about a different PSU but was not sure which one would still support what I want. Without further a due:
This is a nit pick, but from what i've read and the people i've talked to i'd seriously consider changing to the Asus P5Q Pro for an extra $20 (free shipping) extra bonus is not screwing with another rebate. Asus just seems to have done a great job on their P45s http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
again, it is a nitpick and if you're a Gigabyte fan then go for it.
Another benefit of the Asus over the Gigabyte is Asus's Express Gate. I haven't had a chance to use it yet, but it sounds like a mighty nifty little feature. It's a 5 second bootup into a preloaded linux desktop for quick access to internet and email and simple stuff like that. For people like me who don't leave our rigs powered up all the time, that seems worth the extra $20 all by itself.