System Usage from Most to Least Important: ArcGis, ArcCatalog, Internet, Moderate Gaming
Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg and Mocro Center w/i driving range
Parts Preferences: Open for suggestions
SLI or Crossfire: No
Monitor Resolution: 1024x768 for now, 1920x1080 in future
Additional Comments: My wife works at home doing GIS mapping and the like. She needs a computer that can handle all the chores that go along with this-multiple programs open at 1 time. ArcGis is the the most resource intensive, others are various MS Office programs. She also does quite a bit of work on the intenet. so the computer needs to be quick in surfing the 'net. I also enjoy moderate gaming, mostly old titles, but might be tempted to try some new ones if the system can handle it.
Sometimes it doesn't hurt to go a little outside the budget if it means having hardware that won't fail on you. I'd rather pay a bit more than have to buy the same part twice - been there, done that, and it sucks every time.
Thanks everybody for your input. I think I'm going to do sosofm's build with g-unit's uprades. Only variable will be the case, either the 912 or the challenger. Just have to run it by my wife's IT guy at work to make sure everything will work with their set-ups and I'll be good to go. Thank ya'll so much for the help and recommendations.