Tigerdirect has Evga X58 in stock
How about the Biostar board:
Guessing around the MSI pricing.
Asus. Screw EVGA.
Also, is it worth it to eventually get a self contained water cooling system? Or are only the more expensive seperate units only worth the price/risk?
I'm using a Coolermaster HAF, will it fit?
If not, which is a good after market Heatsink for the I7? $80 max
Self-contained watercooling systems are really not worth it. The best i7 heatsink right now is the Thermalright Ultra-120 Extreme with the LGA1366 mounting bracket. It should fit within your $80 budget.