Not sure if anyone will still check in on this thread...
But one question I had about SDRAM -- can I get two separate 2x4GB kits or do I have to go with 4x4GB kit if I want to go up to 16? (currently have 3x2GB PC3 12800 in the computer now). Would I even see enough of an upgrade to spend the money (~100 with shipping) on that now? Or wait to next year's cycle when I do the CPU/Mobo? Also is there any real difference between Corsair Vengeance and XMS?
Regarding SSD: Newegg.ca has a 120GB Intel 520 on offer for less than a 180GB Intel 330. Or I could go with a Crucial M4 128GB for about 30 bucks less. Is there enough of a difference between them again to be worth spending on?
Video card I'm going to see which if any of the 7850/660Ti/7950 go on boxing day sales, and then go with the one that catches my eye for features.
Other random accessories I've been wanting forever, going with a XONAR DSX soundcard and a BD player of some sort... looking at the LG 14x Bluray writer (is it worth getting bluray writers right now, or are they in the same crazy phase that DVD had where it took forever to get writeable disks to be readable by everthing?) though again a Boxing Day sale might change my mind.