I recently saved up enough money to fullfill on of my aspirations: To build my own epic PC!
Here are the specs. I built this about 4 months ago:
800W Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2500K CPU @ 3.30GHz (4 CPUs), ~3.3GHz (the new Sandybridge processor)
Minor Overclocked up to 3.6ghz
RAM: 12288MB i.e 12GB
Maximus IV Gene-z Motherboard.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 1.5GB RAM
4GB of total Display Memory
1TB Western Digital HDD
1TB Western Digital External HDD
2 64GB m4 Solid State Hard drives in a RAID set up.
An average DVD RW
Cyborg RAT3 Mouse
The motherboard is built for heavy overclocking. I got this one specifically so that i can invest a small amount of money into better cooling systems and just overlock it when games can readily make use of that power.
Total Cost was 1090GBP or about 1500 US dollars
and here are the games i have installed: