Next, I want to get some great memory for the board. Probably 6 GB, which is crazy to say since when building my last computer, 2GB was "a lot". In addition if you can confirm that when using 6 GB, I will have to use Vista? I have been a diehard for XP but from what I understand, I have to upgrade to use this much memory. Is Vista what most people run now?
The board you listed is socket 775, not core i7. You can use either 2 or 4 sticks of ddr3 with that board. If you change boards to core i7, superbiz has 3 x 2gb of supertalent ddr3 d3-1600 for $94.13, which is the best deal I've seen for 6 gigs.
I quoted the wrong board. I am going with the only board that EVGA is currently making for the i7. Supertalent? Sorry, but i have never heard of them. Performance to me is way more important then price. Any other suggestions?