Well for the board and bindings, it really depends on what skill level you are at. Why don't you go to a store that sells both, and have one of the professionals help fit you out. That way you can see if the boots, board and bindings all feel comfortable.
most of the time the people at the shops dont know anything. they just try to sell you whats the most expensive or "best".
i would suggest looking at Union Force bindings. they sell for $100USD, but you should be able to get some good end of season sales.