Thanks for the information, good to know regarding the XMP profile, and speed.
I think I will just go with that g.skill 8x4gb kit. This is a "budget" build, so I don't want to spend more on my RAM, than I did on my CPUs.
As for video, I'll probably start with just the on-board VGA, so not too many W going there.
Yeah, I totally agree with you on heatsinks, on my other g.skill kit in my gaming rig I took the heatsinks off, as the plain black pcb looks way better than that gaudy "ripjaws" heatsink they use.
Side note, still can't decide if I want a case, or a tech tray / test bench. I think the open air concept would be better for the board, and CPUs, but I like the idea of having it contained in a case, and protected from pets.
For a case I'm considering a White Switch 810, I saw that Scorpion49 had used one on his build, and I thought that looked nice. (Plus it would match my white PSU.)
For a tech tray / test bench I'm considering one of Spotswood's custom tech trays: http://richchomiczewski.wordpress.com/home/trays/
They would both probably cost about the same in the end, I just have to decide which direction I'd like to go in. The tech tray may come out to slightly more by time I add in the options I would want.