I'll just list my main hardware components. If anyone out their could add their input, such as their own reviews/experiences/opinions. I'm also interested in knowing how well all these components will work together.
1)Graphics card- Geforce 7800 GT: a bit pricey, but seems to be a top notch card
2)Motherboard- ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe: still looking at other boards, but this looks like a pretty decent SLI board
3)CPU- AMD Athlon 64 3700+: still reading reviews for this and searching for other possibilities
Thanks to anyone for posting.