I'll be using this for decent gaming and Maya, and am looking at keeping the price below 12-1300. Those parts are about 1,100 right now. Also, I'll be getting Vista 64bit. I also don't see myself overclocking much or getting a second gpu.
sounds like a good build. What is your monitor's resolution? If you are not planning to game above 1920x1200, you really don't "NEED" to use a second card.
Also, if you do not plan to overclock, you can use the stock cooler with no problems.