SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, downloading, videos, surfing the internet
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, speakers, moniter
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg.com
PARTS PREFERENCES: None
OVERCLOCKING: Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1200
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: very cool, quite computer, i definitely want a HD 5850 video card and a HAF 932 case. Please post the link, description, and cost of the item with total at bottom. It would be nice to have a grand total of, at the most $1100, preferably less. Thank you!
Of course all of this may change by the end of December. You should just come back a couple weeks before your planned build and ask for advice then. Computer hardware changes fast, so planning a build two months in advance isn't a good idea.
Edit: jbakerlent posted nearly EXACTLY the same thing while I was typing this up.