well depends... what are you going to use it for and how much are you willing to spend?
Hope this helps
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Boxing Day Dec 26, 2010
BUDGET RANGE: $1500 to $2000
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT:
This is what I would like to do on this system
High End PC Gaming
RAID 0/1 would be nice
Games to be played on System:
Bad Company 2
Any high graphic game that comes out in the next year
DUAL BOOT SYSTEM (IF POSSIBLE. Would like WIN98/XP/WINDOWS 7/LINUX FEDORA - NOT NEEDED BUT WOULD BE NICE)
Internet Explorer Browsing
Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, Access, Excel
Outlook Express Email
Regular Email (Example: google, yahoo, etc)
Downloading/Uploading Streaming Video
Computer Programming (Visual Basic, C++, Java, Perl, HTML/XHTML)
Viewing youtube videos
Flash player capable
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Monitor, keyboard, mouse, speaker, Operating System (Win 98, XP, Fedora, Windows 7)
Computer Case & Fans
Floppy Disk (If possible - Yes I know its not used anymore but would hope for it)
MONITOR RESOLUTION: Any Monitor resolution that will fit nicely across any LCD monitor for gaming, internet browsing, etc. (e.g.: 1024x768, 1280x1024, 1440x900, 1600x1200, 1680x1050, 1920x1080, 1920x1200)
How about a single GTX 570, then add another one a year or so when they are cheaper.
+1.. And on a side note, go for some other optical drive brand if possible.. Sony drives often come across media compatibility problems.. Lite-On is a good brand to choose.. Also, get a higher capacity cooler if you wish to go for uber high overclock levels..
I say you may as well get a blu-ray drive if you can get one one sale. Got my lite on DVD-Write Blu Ray reader for just under $50 thanks to the recent sales. Of course, retail versions come with software to actually let you use it ^_^, so make sure that if you do get an OEM drive it comes with software rather than just the bare drive.