Additional Comments: Need suggestions on motherboards (the one I wanted is sold out). Peripherals I will buy when I find a good deal on LogicBuy (I'll continue using my 5 year old Dell keyboard/mouse/monitor for now, haha). Also, do I need to buy thermal paste and an anti-static wrist strap?
Let me guess, ASRock P67 Extreme4? The other top recommendation is the Asus P8P67 Pro, which is sold out on Newegg as well, but available (at slightly higher price) at Amazon. I went with the ASRock P67 Pro3, but it only has 1 PCI x 16 so you wont be able to crossfire.