Ok so I have picked out what i really want but its a little over my budget...
PROCESSOR= Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz 2 x 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor - Retail= $280
VIDEO CARD= PNY VCG88512GXPB G92 GeForce 8800GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 PureVideo HD Technology HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail= $260
PSU= CORSAIR CMPSU-520HX ATX12V v2.2 and EPS12V 2.91 520W Power Supply 100 - 240 V UL, CUL, CE, CB, FCC Class B, TUV, CCC, C-tick - Retail= $110
RAM= Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail= $75
MOBO= GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3R LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail= $127
HARD DRIVE= Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3320820A 320GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache IDE Ultra ATA100 Hard Drive - OEM= $75
COOLER= ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler - Retail (this doesn't need thermal paste right?)= $22
CASE= *********need help picking this out**********
MONITOR= Acer AL1916WAbd Black 19" 5ms DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 700:1 - Retail= $180
KEYBOARD= Logitech UltraX Silver/Black 104 Normal Keys 6 Function Keys USB Standard Media Keyboard - OEM= $19
MOUSE= Logitech MX518 2-Tone 8 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB + PS/2 Wired Optical 1600 dpi Gaming-Grade Mouse - Retail= $40
SPEAKERS= Logitech X-230 32 watts RMS 2.1 Black Speaker System - OEM= $39
So the total is $1230 without even a case and I really need to shave off a couple hundred dollars, but I'm not sure what to take away without sacrificing too much performance. Some help would be appreciated.