I have a Hanns G HH241 monitor that I will probably use to start with until later this year, as well as a standard keyboard and mouse. That being said, I would appreciate suggestions to replace these when I am able along with a sound system. These add ons are not part of the initial cost estimate.
This is the build I have come up with for around $1500-$2k. I am willing to completely change it if I find something better though so any advice is appreciated.
Motherboard: ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard
CPU: Intel i7-930 quad core 2.8 GHz
Video Card: HIS H587FN1GD Radeon HD 5870 iCooler V 1GB GDDR5 PCI Express x16 (2.1v)
RAM: CORSAIR XMS3 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMX6GX3M3C1600C7
Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 932 RC-932-KKN1-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower
Power Supply: CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W
Optical Drive/Burner: Optiarc DVDRW AD-7240S-01 24x SATA
CPU Cooler: Prolimatech Megahalems Rev. B
Hard Drive: 2x Western Digital Caviar Black 750GB