OK, I've got some info put together. Here is the specs/price on the system in my sig. It's about 2 months old. Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver Thermal Compound AS5-3.5G - OEM 9.99 Antec EarthWatts EA-650 GREEN 650W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply 74.99 Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core 219.99 GIGABYTE GV-N660OC-2GD GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card 229.99 BELKIN BE112230-08 8 Feet 12 Outlets 3780 Joules Surge Protector 19.99 GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 Motherboard 136.99 COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 CPU Cooler 30.99 TP-LINK TL-WN722N USB 2.0 High Gain Wireless Adapter 17.99 Kingston HyperX Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 39.99 SAMSUNG DVD Burner SATA Model SH-224BB - OEM 17.99 Western Digital WD Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive 109.99 Refurbished: Logitech MK550 Black USB RF Wireless Ergonomic Wave Combo (K350 + M510) 34.99 COOLER MASTER CM Storm Series Trooper (SGC-5000-KKN1) Black Computer Case 148.99 Subtotal $1,092.87 Tax $0.00 UPS 3 DAYS $12.40 Rush Processing $2.99 Promo code -$34.50 Order Total $1,073.76 Figure about $100 extra for Windows 7 or 8. Here is something pretty close I found over at Digital Storm. http://www.digitalstormonline.com/comploadbolt.asp?id=734519&price=$1,249 That one will run you at least $100 more, and will not overclock, which Intel CPUs are very good at. I say at least, because I was in a time crunch, so I have no doubt there are better deals to be had. I also bought a couple things (wireless adapter, surge protector, mouse and keyboard) which you probably won't need. And don't forget the fun build process, at least for many of us.