In the process of building my new gaming rig (specifically for FFXIV). I have roughly 1-2 grand US to work with to get the remaining parts. I am already about 1500 in.
Here is what I got...
Cooler Master Full Tower (Green Dragon limited edition)
EVGA Classified Mobo x58
2 x EVGA GTX 265 Fermi's (1g ddr5)
Fatility Sound Card
1tb Raptor HDD
Win 7 64 Ultimate
Cooler Master V-8 CPU Cooler (found it for $20 new in the box, couldn't pass the price)
Cooler Master 750 PSU (I know its not enough for SLI, going to get a 1000)
6 x 3 speed adjustable case fans (forget the brand but they are sick fans, anodized green, magnetic bearings, they match my monster case)
Here is what I plan on getting to fill the gaps with recent new egg prices.
i7-920 Bloomfield $299
Corsair Dominator GT 8 gb $269.99
OCZ Agility 2 sdd 60 gb $140
Cooler Master Silent Pro 1000 watt PSU $215 (may go with a corsair same wattage for $230)
I don't really think my disc drives are that relevant but I am getting 2 (bluray and non-bluray)
Is there a top end network card I should target?
Should I go with Crucial Ram over Corsair?
I am open to feedback, I want to avoid bottle necking my system, but I can't go too overboard (well that term is relative I guess).
As for a top end network card, I wouldn't spend the money on it. This game has so much server end lag that reducing your own ping by 3-5 is going to make about 0.01% difference. They are also way overpriced for as little as they help in my opinion. Just use the built in mobo 1gb. If you play first person shooters online and you want to be ultra elite it may be worth it for you, otherwise, don't bother. For most people 5 thousandths of a second is not going to help.
RAM brand matters very little outside checking that your motherboard's current bios will be able to use it at all. I'm guessing it would be fine with either. Both of those brands have a good reputation for few dead sticks. On a side note, you appear to be getting an i7-920, likely with thoughts of overclocking. That said, get ram capable of 1333 or 1600 MHz operation as overclocking the i7's base clock will automatically overclock your ram as well (from the default of 1066MHz). If you overclock it to beyond the functional ability of the ram (by buying 1066 ram for instance) you won't have a working overclock. You can potentially overclock lower end ram if you buy heatsinks to attach to them and added fans and whatnot, but I'd suggest something that is built for the speed as ram is not as forgiving as the I7 itself in overclocking.
The rest of your setup seems good. Both of those companies are reputable for power supplies, though corsair possibly a bit more. I'm guessing either would work, and both would replace a faulty unit.