Ok, can you tell me what your looking at for 600.00 and what better options at $1000? Here is something I found (I Like the HDMI) what do you think. I'm open to any and all suggestions.
Intel Core i5-650 3.2GHz Dual-Core/Asus H55 Barebones Kit (4GB/60GB SSD/1TB HDD) $578.99 , Sep. 2 11 AM
Newegg has this Intel Core i5-650 Dual-Core/Asus Intel H55 Desktop Barebones Kit:
Intel Core i5-650 3.2GHz LGA 1156 Desktop Processor (RETAIL)
Asus P7H55-M PRO Intel H55 HDMI LGA 1156 Micro ATX Motherboard
4GB (2x2GB) OCZ Signature DDR3-1600MHz PC3-12800 Desktop Memory
1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 7200RPM/32MB 3.5" Internal SATA Hard Drive
Thermaltake V6 BlackX Edition Gaming Computer Case w/ Top Mounted HDD Docking Station
OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W ATX Power Supply (80PLUS, Modular)
all for a low $578.99 Free Shipping after rebates. Tax in CA, NJ, TN.
For an HTPC type computer, that barebones kit is pretty good with the SSD and 1TB drive. If you are wanting more of a gaming system, you could simply add in an EVGA GTX 460 for $240 more and make it a pretty capable gaming system.
For $1,000, I was talking more about the types of builds you can find in these threads...