OK.....I have looked around a bit more and have picked some parts out, and here are a few of the things I have found.
Motherboard/ CPU...I had originally looked at a Core i7 930 and the ASUS P6X58D Premium LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
but I cannot find a way to stay in a budget of under 1000 dollars with that pair, so I then considered that I would go with an AMD CPU and the ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 AM3 AMD 890GX HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
If I so chose to do so, would I be able to fit 2 graphics cards in each of these boards (SLI or Crossfire)? as well as other cards such as a wireless internet card, extra USB or perhaps a sound card and such?
Does anyone know anything about this board? is it any good? it looks good to me. It has onboard graphics too...what does that mean though..I intend to get a seperate card but what is that Hybrid CrossfireX that the overview mentions?
What would be a good AMD CPU to with it? Phenom X6?
How much memory RAM would these options need? could I get away with 4GB? that would save money.
For a GPU i was looking at the GTX 460 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814125333
I don't have an ATI Alternative idea yet, what would be the equivilent ATI card in terms of performance?
I also found a case that I like http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...&Sku=C283-1086
would I be able to fit large graphics cards in there?
What is the difference between 32 and 64 bit CPUs? If I got a 64 bit CPU I would need the 64bit version of windows right in order to take advantage?
I am trying to stay within a $800-1000 budget, I might go out a bit of the performance boost is great enough. That budget would include the Motherboard, CPU, CPU Cooler (if needed), the RAM, the GPU, the PSU, and the Harddrive and case.
I hope this post makes some sense, I feel like I am rambling I am getting a little lost with all the options.
Thanks so much for the help!