Looking for pointers or good advice for this system ill be sticking with Nvidia Graphics because I do not have the money now but I will be using EVGAs nifty trade up policy within the first 90 days of purchase to get a 260 or better. If this system can not run a 260 say so and point me in the direction of what I can best expect for a graphics card.
I intend to run just a single graphics solution so if there is a better MB out there with good OC and can run all the pre i7 chips please say so. On Intel or Nvidia chipset does not matter to me.
* LITE-ON Combo Black SATA Model DH-52C2S-04 *
*Western Digital Caviar SE WD3200AAJS 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM *
*Antec EA650 650W ATX12V Ver.2.2 / EPS12V version 2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Retail *
*Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail *
129.94 Combo Price
With those two, you have the same or less money involved, no upgrade hassle, and a far more stable system.
Also, EVGA charges a premium for their upgrade services. Compare their online prices to the same cards on newegg, and you'll see why the upgrade program is not quite the deal it seems.... At least last time I checked.
Good deal, I want to reiterate for anyone else looking... there is absolutely nothing wrong with an Antec EA650. It's a good PSU, but there happens to be even higher quality units at better price points right now.