System Usage from Most to Least Important: Everyday use (surfing with many tabs while using Spotify and Excel in the background), watching 1080p movies, gaming (still important)
Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, HDD, Optical drives
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: I really don't know any good US or UK websites since I'm from Sweden, but if you post links to newegg.com i. e. I can look up the parts in Swedish online stores. For swedish people on the forum, it actually doesn't matter that much, I don't think we have as good rebate system as you guys have over in US.
Country of Origin: Sweden
Parts Preferences: Intel i5 750/760, Overclocking-friendly MoBo (ATX), 4GB RAM, GTX 460/470 or Radeon 6850/6870 (depending on the final price)
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe later
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080
Additional Comments: A discrete and functional Mid to Full-Tower.
I took a look on the System Builder Marathon September and think the 1000$ system seems pretty good, and if you take away the components I don't need the price will definitely be right. But now it's November and things may have changed a little (especially in the graphics section).
PSU: Lots of choices...Pretty much anything 550-750 watts from Seasonic, Enermax, Corsair, Antec, OCZ, and this particular Cooler Master is pretty good. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submi...|17-341-017^17-341-017-TS,17-171-036^17-171-036-S01,17-151-094^17-151-094-TS,17-139-005^17-139-005-TS,17-256-021^17-256-021-S01