Hereís what Iíve come up with so far (prices all from Newegg; I plan to shop around once I've made final decisions):
CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge
Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-Z68XP-UD3
SSD: Crucial M4 CT064M4SSD2 2.5" 64GB SATA III
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM
Memory: G.SKILL Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBNT
Blu-Ray: SAMSUNG Black 12X BD-ROM
Case: Antec Three Hundred
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium
Total so far: $895.88
I realize this doesnít include a PSU; I figured I would wait until I had all the other components nailed down before I chose one of them. I already have a keyboard, mouse, and monitor.
One more question: is a discrete graphics card necessary for dual monitor/TV? I was hoping I could get by, at least for now, with the integrated graphics on the CPU. If thatís possible, is there a significant benefit to Intel HD Graphics 3000 over 2000? (i5-2400 @ $190 vs i5-2500K @ $220). If itís not possible, would it be better to go with a cheaper CPU/Mobo and add a dedicated card? I donít want to sacrifice the longevity of the system by going with a lesser processor...Thanks for any suggestions/input!