just got some of my stuff delivered:
xfx gtx 260 core 216 graphics card
750W coolermaster real power supply
free copies of far cry 2
one free copy of call of duty 5
one free copy of 3D mark vantage
one free notebook sleeve
now, on with the upgrading process!
thank you guys for helping me choose these items!
EDIT: hmm my case is a lil small for all of this, so will be reading more on cases and buying one soon. any suggestions are welcome. (case budget is around $100)