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Ok, after going through some numbers and suggestions it's starting to look like I could actually swing SSD and a better single graphics card. I was worried that I wasn't going to have enough storage space but upon further review looks like 250gigs should give me ample storage and I definitely like the idea of making the jump to SSD. So here is what I'm tentatively looking at now, again I'm open to suggestions and this isn't something I'm looking to rush into, I want to make sure I have the best rig for the money I am able to put out.

Samsung 840 Series MZ-7TD250KW 250GB Solid State Drive Kit - 2.5" Form Factor, SATA III, For Desktop & Notebook
$189.99

Asus GeForce GTX 670 GTX670-DC2-4GD5 Video Card - 4GB GDDR5, PCI-Express 3.0(x16), 1x Dual-link DVI-D, 1x Dual-link DVI-I, 1x DisplayPort, 1x HDMI, DirectX 11, SLI Ready, Dual-Slot, Fan(3.5 lbs)
$469.99

Intel Core i5-2400 BX80623I52400 Processor - Quad Core, 6MB L3 Cache, 1MB L2 Cache, 3.10 GHz (3.40 GHz Max Turbo), Socket H2 (LGA1155)
$199.99

Corsair Vengeance CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B Desktop Memory Kit - 8GB (2x 4GB), PC3-12800, DDR3-1600MHz, 9-9-9-24 CAS Latency
$52.99

GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD3H Intel 7 Series Motherboard - ATX, Socket H2 (LGA1155), Intel Z77 Express, 1600MHz DDR3, SATA III (6Gb/s), RAID, 8-Ch Audio, Gigabit LAN, USB 3.0, PCIe 3.0, CrossFireX/SLI
$149.99

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium GFC-02050 Operating System Software - 64bit
$99.99

I dumped the PSU from the cart because the only reason I had contemplated it was I wasn't sure my current 500W PSU would be able to swing the set-up. By dumping my insistence on RAID and SLI it should cut the needed wattage to a level sufficient for current PSU. The one concern I have is this. Due to most of you thinking the cpu fan was overkill I just have the in box cpu fan to rely on. Judging from past experience the fans that come with most cpus are a bit lacking, any suggestions on a solid cpu fan?
Edited by 88hutch - 2/10/13 at 3:25pm