So far this is what I've come up with
Case - NZXT Apollo
Cooling - 1 extra 120mm fan (case comes with 2)
PSU - Sunbeam PSU-HUSH680-US-BL 680W ATX 12V 2.0
Mobo - ASUS P5N-D LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 750i SLI ATX Intel
CPU - Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Dual-Core Processor, 3.0 GHz, 6M L2 Cache, 1333MHz FSB, LGA775
Heatsink - Cooler Master RR-CCH-ANU2-GP Gemin II Dual 120mm Fans CPU & Motherboard Cooler
RAM - 4gb (4x1gb) G.SKILL 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL5D-2GBNQ
GPU - 2x eVGA e-GeForce 9600 GT SUPERCLOCKED 512MB DDR3 PCI-E 2.0
Sound - Creative Sound Blaster Audigy SE
HDD - Western Digital WD3200KSRTL Caviar 320 GB SATA 3.5-Inch Hard Drive
Most importantly, is this fully compatible? Also, I've heard fitting cards in cases is sometimes a problem, will it be a problem with the Apollo? Also, on the Windows Vista site it talks about needing a 64bit compatible mobo for 64bit Vista, how can I find that out?
any suggestions are welcome regarding anything else. I would be willing to spend a teeny bit more, but this is mostly as expensive as I want to get. If this is the build I'm going with, I will be getting about a 3rd of the parts from newegg and the rest from amazon (I live in alaska and amazon's free shipping really makes a difference, newegg's shipping to alaska sucks).
It comes out to roughly 1000-1100 dollers, not including keyboard, mouse, and monitor.