Thanks alot for the advice guys. If I can figure out this rep thing, you all are getting rep+ for replying. I will definitely consider the E8400 and I have been researching the 4870's a little bit today. Apparently one 4870 can outperform one GTX260. I will post again when I have my build finished, or if I can't decided on a certain component. This site rocks, glad I chose to join this one.
oh and to be able to +rep i think you have to have 1 REP yourself