So my questions are first will this build work together? Are there any glaring issues that I've missed? Also I'm thinking of upgrading the cpu to the i7 980x Extreme, is this upgrade worth it? Should i buy two radeon hd 5970s? I'm want to use my home theater surround system and av receiver for the sound so do I need the sound card? And is the network gaming card worth the money? Thanks for any help.
Thanks. This will be mostly used for gaming, it's been a while since I got a gaming rig so I'm sure I'm a little off on what is required, though I am anal when it comes to running games as high graphics as they can be. But I'll check out that motherboard and the graphics cards. Thanks
+1 on the 470s, 6GB RAM, and i7-950. Don't get Corsair memory with the X58 chipset; there've been some issues getting the memory above 1066 MHz (Intel's "limit"). G.Skill, Patriot and Kingston are great brands of memory.
If you're going SSD, get an OCZ Vertex or Corsair C300. They're the fastest SSD's on the market.