Additional Comments: My current computer has died... video card has melted (couldnt even fix with a new thermal compound reapplication, cleaning etc) and I need my computer. I originally planned to wait until dec to buy my new rig but my had has been forced. I'd like the computer to be viable 3-5 years with minimal upgrades. I dont overclock my stuff until it gets old.
I do want the 120gig SSD. Games only keep getting bigger and I would rather have the extra space now than need it later. Thanks for the OCZ recommendation, it was something I actually started looking into after I had already posted.
Sorry i missed the link to the RAM but there it is and yes its 1600 Mhz.
The thing i'm actually having the most trouble with is deciding to go with those twin 6870's or to wait for a single 69xx card. Ive heard they are coming out the end of November but will a single 69xx card BLOW twin 6870's out of the water? I really need the GPU's to last at least 2-3 years of gaming without becoming obsolete... but after that time I would have no trouble upgrading to a single high performance card. Maybe it would be better to get into a single 480.