I7 System for architectural rendering

I'm an Architecture student and my laptop simply doesn't suffice my needs anymore so I'm looking to build a new desktop. The problem is where I live computer parts are at least 20% more expensive than sites like newegg, so I'd like to spend as little as possible on the mobo but I still want it to be a decent desktop. I'm going with an intel i7-920 cpu and i'm open to any suggestions for the other parts.

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Within two weeks BUDGET RANGE: Around 1000$ the lesser the better
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Architectural 3d modeling and rendering in 3dstudio max, occasional gaming, internet surfing....
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, speakers,dvd drives
OVERCLOCKING: Maybe
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe
Thanks in advance!
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  1. It would help if you told us where you live and then we could find the parts you want for good price. :)
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  3. Yoosty said:
    It would help if you told us where you live and then we could find the parts you want for good price. :)

    I live in Iran so I doubt that you can find a place like that! :)
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