Scroll down till you see the "System Build Marathon" articles.....note september was "AMD only" which is kind of a disappointment as it artificially limits the choices so you may wanna look at the May builds too.
Hmmm, with the build where they use 3X4890's, would it be better to use 1 5870 and an i7 960?
Also, I'm not sure how much ram i need, what's considered overkill? is 8GB (what they used in toms sept. build) overkill? or will 6gb be bottlenecking the system?
6 gig of ram
a pair of samsung f3 500 gig hard drives
decent cpu cooler
antec 902 case
850 watt psu , corsair tx ?
a dvd drive
another 5870 if you have a vast monitor or are compensating for lacking in the trouser department
there will be change left over for taking your mom out for a meal