PSU: PC Power & Cooling S75CF 750W EPS12V SLI NVIDIA SLI Certified (Dual 8800 GTX and below) CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
Item #: N82E16817341011
Price: 109.99 (-$40 MIR)
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
Item #: N82E16822136319
OS: Windows Vista Premium 64
Mainly I will use the system for gaming, audio/video, but, honestly, gaming is the only reason I need an upgrade. My monitor is 1680x1050. I would like to upgrade my LCD in the next year, at which time I would like to add another GTX 260.
Couple questions come to mind, will the MB handle two GTX 260s? Will everything fit in the case? Is the PSU sufficient to power to 260s? Are there step-downs (like motherboard/psu) that I could do now to reduce the overall price? Currently it's locked in at the high end of my budget. I am willing to shop multiple vendors (prices are newegg).
Hard to imagine how you'd save any money on a different PSU. 750W should be find for 2x GTX 260. You might want to think about jumping on the PSU before the price changes (or they run out of stock). That rebate ends 12/31.
With his resolution the single gtx260 he chose will suffice. Unless you plan on going to 1920x1200 or higher, you won't need sli/xfire or the x2. If you do plan on getting a large monitor down the road, another gtx260 will be very cheap by then with the gtx295 coming out in a week( and the gtx285 within the month). The antec1200+gtx260-216 combo saves you 40 bucks too, which is nice.