I already have a monitor and all the peripherals from my old computer, and I plan on using Windows XP until Windows 7 comes out. The total cost on this right is about $750 shipped and that doesn't even include the rebates.
I do quite a bit of gaming and I'm looking to have this computer last me at least two years. I will be overclocking as much as I can. My HannsG 19" monitor has a native 1280 x 1024" resolution so I don't need a really high-end graphics card.
My only concern is with i7 out and Phenom II coming out soon, should I wait?