I just checked my link for the graphics card- i guess newegg must not have it anymore... anyway I might get the XP combo deal with this card: its a X1900GT thats crossfire ready.
So here are my two options to spend extra $:
Get the $2Asus P5W DH Deluxe and X1900GT
Pros: Future crossfire ready(two x16)
Cons: costs more, only 1 HD, crossfire isn't all that great, no DirectX 10/Vista, ever
. It'll cost too much to upgrade to Vista and get one/two new cards.
$570, no vista, no upgrades, one HD, X1900GT in crossfire
Get Asus P5B, X1900GT or 7600GT, two HD in RAID 0
Pros: Faster HD's (raid 0), upgrade to Vista/DirectX 10 card possible, costs less, get to spend more on a single graphics card ($200-300 worth)
$280-380, maybe vista and DX10, two HD's, a single $200-300 card
Aren't the perpendicular hard drives better? I can get one for the same price as a normal. (idk really what the diff is)
If I go with Plan B, than I can get a non-crossfire ready card that it faster/better. So yeah... i wish there was more motherboard selection. Help?
*I edited it so I didn't sound quite so desperate