Okay, so my CM-690 is on its way. I was reading around and a Core i7 would only go a little over budget, and maybe not even considering prices may drop when I actually buy the internals. If I want to drop the price a little, I can switch to 4gb ram. This way my pc will probably last longer than the with the Ph II 720.. Have a look.
$10 more, I don't see how a better mobo would hurt, thanks. I held off on a cpu cooler so I can do that another time, I didn't add any ram because the OCZ 6gb was out of stock and I may drop to 4gb. This is all before taxes and price matches. The XFX 260 is $220 with rebates! Anything else to add?