Looks like this is a configurator job from Cyberpower PC. How much are you going to pay for it?
If you feel comfortable building yourself then please say so, i will list those same items (or better) for less money.
As far as this build goes, i would change the following:
Ditch the sound card, it's not needed, the onboard sound on the motherboard will be more than enough.
Consider getting a GTX 460 1GB for now, then at a later date, get another for SLI.
Try to switch that power supply to a Corsair TX750 or TX 850, or perhaps a seagate or enermax if they offer it, the one item you will NOT want to flake out on is the power supply.
My suspicion here is that they are charging you the old prices of the i7 950 CPU as that's what they probably paid for them to stock them, but the prices just dropped so they can be had for much less nowadays.
If building yourself, you're better off with a corsair H50 for CPU cooling, no mess, no foul.
If this indeed a cyberpower build, they may flake out on you and give you a generic hard drive/RAM/power supply to cut costs... there are better, higher quality parts that you can get individually for cheaper if you opt to build yourself...
Thanks for that detailed analysis. That is indeed a Cybercomputer build, however I was only using that as a basis, as I am having a very difficult time deciding on where to start. I'd definitely like some flexibility to upgrade in the future. Also I'm not working with any particular budget, so I'm flexible in that area too.
My suggestion would be the exact same as Brennon7's with the exception of the RAM, PSU and Hard Drive. I would also use an aftermarket CPU cooler and add an SSD if the $$$ permits... all posted below...
Guys I really want to thank you for your suggestions - I've got them saved in my cart and review in-depth tonight.
One question: what if I'm not on a strict budget? Your suggestion seems to be geared toward someone who has to forego nicer hardware due to limited funds. Some of the parts seem a bit weaker to what's out on the market. What do you think?
The main question then would be, what is the Rig going to be used for? If its just for gaming and photo shop and internet serfing, etc then you won't really need more than a i5 570.
Another question is what size monitor are you using and at what resolution? If you are 1920 x 1080 or 1900 x 1200 then no need for more than 2 x GTX 460 1gb but if using a huge monitor with sick resolution then you might think about getting a couple GTX 470's or 480's