alright so i've basically decided on a few things. i'm gonna stick with my mobo i listed because sli isn't very appealing to me, and i'm gonna go with the $65 (after MIR) psu you suggested for a bit of future proofing in the OC area.
i havent really decided on the case yet. the antec is more appealing to me because of a few comparison threads, the opinions have been pretty evenly mixed. the antec looks better imo and it comes with 4 fans as opposed to the CM's 2 fans.