System Usage from Most to Least Important: CadWorx2010 (and other 3d modeling programs), gaming, small time movie editing and home entertainment
Parts Not Required: Just building the brains of the computer...have all the peripherals
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: I've been using Newegg thus far, however I only have one bias...and thats the price.
Country of Origin: US
Parts Preferences: by brand or type: Intel for the processor, on the fence about graphics, otherwise I'm not picky.
Overclocking: Outside chance.
SLI or Crossfire: Later on.
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200
Additional Comments: Running two monitors at 1920x1200 usually with a low usage 3d modeling program in one and multiple instances of an autocad type program in the other on a regular basis. A bit of gaming on the side, not looking for ultra high settings, but would like to appreciate the graphics and options available. Will be my first time to build a rig, so looking for any tips I can get.
This is the list I've come up with so far from Newegg and am sitting just above $1200. (a couple weeks old)
I would wait for Sandy Bridge too, anandtech's is reporting they can be overclocked to ~4.4GHz with the stock cooler, that alone is worth waiting.
BTW, for personal reference, your original build using the i7-950 was setup using dual channel memory (4x2GB=8GB) where it should be using triple channel memory (either 3x2GB=6GB, 6x2GB=12GB or 3x4GB=12GB).