Alright. Thanks again all. I suppose the first one to have recommended the Extreme4 should get best answer. As tempted as I am to place the order right now (even signed up for shoprunner trial for free 2-day shipping, lol) I'm still going to sleep on it.
Meanwhile for anyone interested, here's the complete build I'm going for. I perhaps went a bit overkill with the case and cooler, but I plan to keep em for many, many years. And again, thanks to you all for helping me decide.
On a dif topic Gary, I'm looking to upgrade my sapphire 6770 vapor x to a sapphire 6870 oc ghz edition to increase fps on BF3 simply because I can get one for €240 (€300 on every other Irish/UK site?!?!) which is about 300 usd right now . The only thing putting me off is the number of posts on various forums complaining of "black screen lock ups" and they are attributing them to a driver/compatibility issue with some hardware combinations which sapphire are "hoping to fix soon"...!!!
I see you have the same chip/mobo as me with a 6870 - how do you find it? any issues?
The only game I play is BF3, the rest of my time is spent just browsing etc but I dont want to have any of the problems I've read about (I am no techie!!!!)
My full specs are;
Antec 902 v3 case
Akasa Venom cooler
Asus P8z68 v-pro
2x4Gb Vengeance black
Antec 620w psu
OCZ agility 3 60Gb ssd (C & cache drive)
WD Caviar black 1TB HDD (media drive)
WD Caviar black 500Mb HDD (D & additional drive)
LG LS30 BD drive