OK, so after waiting for the Z68 chipset to arrive and after exhaustive reading and researching here is where I am at for my choices for ordering tomorrow. Please take a look and offer last minute advice, thank you.
Budget $1800 - $2K
Current Resolution: 1920 x 1080 (plan on upgrading to SLI with a 3 monitor set up in a few months)
Uses: Gaming, web development, database development, (and maybe some CAD since I can't bring my CAD station home from work, HP Z800)
Date Ordering: Tomorrow
Everything from Newegg
EVGA SuperClocked 012-P3-1573-AR GeForce GTX 570 HD w/Display-Port (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card (Has $20 discount code and $40 rebate) Price before rebate: $334.00 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
ASUS P8Z68-V PRO LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard (Prefer the Deluxe, but not available yet)
RAM & CPU Combo
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL8D-8GBXM
you dont need a z68 board if you have such a big ssd. ssd caching is about the only extra thing the z68 boards have over the p67. just get an asrock p67 extreme4 mobo for 160$ i have it and it is awesome. how do those antec liquid coolers against the corsair's. will you actually use blurays i think it is something you upgrade down the line to since they are so expensive just start with a 20$ dvd drive. the 6950 in cf will pretty much match the 570 sli performance for 200$ less because amd stepped up the game with their drivers 6950 is a better investment. ubuntu on the spinpoint windows on ssd. ubuntu is way safer than windows good idea
I plan on going SLI with the 570 in a few months along with 3 monitor surround vision. Blu-Ray because I may not always want to watch the same movie as the Lady. The OEM manufacture for both Corsair and Antec is the same, the Antec is $10 cheaper and has more flexible rubber hose.
And the Z68 boards run the same price as the P67's with more options, not just SSD caching.