You keep saying "in my sig"...but I don't see any signature...?
8gb RAM, Quad-core is best.
I apologize for not giving you links to these, but Newegg is not loading for me at the moment...probably a cookie issue?
I'd go with:
i5 2500k (k version allows overclocking)
Asus P86P67 Pro
G.Skill Ripjaw X 8gb (one Roark linked you to)
Caviar Black 1tb (Same one Roark linked you to)
OCZ Vertex 3 120gb SSD
Sony Optaric DVD Burner (if you need blu-ray, then get a lite-on blu-ray player)
Windows7 Home Premium
I'd go with this monitor: Newegg.com - SAMSUNG BX2331 Glossy Black 23" 1920x1080 2ms Full HD LED Backlight LCD Monitor Slim Design 250 cd/m2 DCR 5,000,000:1 (1,000:1)
(copied link from a bookmark
Very nice quality, 2ms response time, good for gaming, etc.
I didn't add the prices up for this, but if you find you need to cut the price a little, I'd probably get a cheaper SSD. The main goal of the SSD is to hold the OS and your main programs, where the 1tb drive is for mass storage. I recommend the OCZ Vertex 3 because it has extremely high write rates as well as read rates. If you get a cheaper SSD, Crucial makes drives with a lower write rate, but that is fine for what it will be used for...just make sure you choose one with a HIGH 4k random read rate (>50,000 probably).