-as far as RAM, I was planning on picking up some of the g.skill 2x4 (8gb) deals but unfortunately missed out. Kinda the same idea as above of if spending extra now to get 2x4 rather than 2x2 would be worth it.
-gpu is where I am having the biggest problems deciding between the nvidia and radeon options. I want this to be a strong piece of my system capable of gaming on high settings 1900x1280 and of course 1080 output. Also not really planning on overclocking this card. Any helpful suggestion to push me in a good direction?
Also finally I need to pick up a keyboard, looking for something rather basic and just wanted to check if anyone had some cheaper options that they enjoyed.
Thanks for the response, I have as well come to the conclusion that I want to get a 6950 and reflash to a "near" 6970.
As far as the mobo, you would say it is definitely worth it despite the fact that I have no crossfire plans, and it isn't tooo likely that I willl OC? Also I can't tell a difference between the one you linked me and the one from newegg, is there any difference?