ahh and as far as GPU cooling it looks like the gigabyte card I have would only have increased performance if I used the actric liquid closed loop solution... which is like 150 bucks... I think I may just wait and one day use that 150 bucks to buy another 7970 when the prices go down for crossfire... instead of water cooling one for overclocking potential...
I think the single 7970 along with the GPU capture I'll be just fine for my rig for some time
*note* I Just ordered the case (CM Storm Stryker), the GPU (Gigabyte 7970), and the MOBO... I went with a slightly more expensive asus... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131851
and then I also picked up a gigabyte laser mouse because my razor naga died... and I think my asus ROG mouse is getting old.
Have to wait to get the memory, optical drive, the hard drives, the SSD, thermal paste, fans, and vid cap... but I will be getting those on the 1st!
Hope all you guys are having a great weekend!