I changed alot of my initial list before I read your reply and alot of it coincides with your reply.
1. Ya I think I will settle for the 560ti and when battlefield 3 hits, I'll get another one and sli.
2. i scrapped the ssd and got a 450g raptor.
3. what do you think of the case? I'm not going to lie the thing that attracted me was aesthetics and cable management.what are the differences between mid towers and full towers besides size? What would make someone choose one over the other?Dont think those negatives you posted affect me
4. Ya i plan on sli.
5. Our mobos only use dual
6. ill probably add a hsf down the road
7. I have a monitor picked out but I dont know :/
I'll post my set up after work/school so I can see what you guys think. I was forced to order the case and my ram last night before deal ended.didn't want to decide I wanted them and lose out on the sale.thanks again