Ideally I would like to purchase the below items, but these alone are nearly $1300.
It's a lot of $$ to drop and the fact that I only have a 22" monitor, wouldn't these be overkill?
EVGA GeForce GTX 295 CO-OP FTW Edition Video Card - 1792MB DDR3, PCI-Express 2.0, 480 Cores, PCI-Express 2.0, Dual DVI, Quad SLI
EVGA X58 SLI LE Motherboard - LGA 1366
Intel Core i7 950 Processor BX80601950 - 3.06GHz
Also, this is super ultra mega overkill at 1680x1050
My advice, just wait and see how it runs, it really should run great on your current system.
But if you decide you want to upgrade down the road, and you've got the cash to spend, go 1920x1200, gt300 series, and i7