Diablo, that's pretty much exactly what I was thinking. Along those lines is probably your best bet castro.
I don't like aspire's setup at all. The CPU is too powerful and the video card is too weak. It's not a very balanced system at all. And the audigy 2 value is just crap, trust me you don't want value stuff, you want the audigy 2 ZS.
Anyway the case is going to be disaggreed on probably because with cases there is a lot of variance and you have to decide for yourself what case you think looks best and also has the best cooling (very important). I will now take the time to suggest a more in-depth system.
Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-K8N Ultra-9 NVIDIA nForce4 Ultra
Processor: AMD Athlon 64 3000+ 1.8GHz Winchester
RAM: Corsair XMS Extreme Memory Speed Series Dual Channel Kit (512MBx2) DDR PC-3200
Video Card: Connect3D ATI RADEON X850 XT
Hard Drive: Hitachi 80GB 7200RPM SATA II Hard Drive
2 of these in RAID 0 (super fast dual hard drive setup, in case you didn't know
)2X$71.99 = $143.98
Power Supply: Antec NeoPower 480 Watt
Sound Card: Creative Labs Sound Blaster Audigy2 ZS
Floppy Drive: SONY Beige 1.44MB 3.5Inch Floppy Disk Drive
Case: MAXTOP Signature Series Type II Mid Tower
Total (+.99 shipping per piece per special newegg deal going on right now):
Oh yea and btw, this computer would completely own. That video card is currently the 2nd most powerful card on the market. Second only to the x850 xt platinum edition.