Much respect dirtmountain, I read a lot of your posts
I currently have a gaming setup that's a bit out of date, so I am going to use my peripherals from that, such as the LCD monitor, Z5500 speakers, headset, printer, razer mouse and keyboard, etc.
When I mention the price, I don't include the watercooling setup I am going with... Which is probably going to be on the order of $400 or $500 (I have 2 setups in mind ATM), since I actually plan on recycling the WCing to the next PC I get.
I just wanted to upgrade to something that can handle today's games that will carry me for a few years on a firm overclock. Most of my problem with my current system was that I haven't had enough time to use it. First year I was on it constantly, but I have succumbed to the life of a workaholic and want to make sure I am back in it before I drop the dough on the latest and greatest.
I am personally a little wary of BIOSTAR boards simply due to personal issues I and a friend have had before...