Approximate Purchase Date: This week Budget Range: Would like to stay around $1000, but will go more if needed (looks like it will) System Usage from Most to Least Important: Solidworks, office work, gaming not important. Are you buying a monitor: Planned on reusing existing pair of Acer AL1916W and upgrade in a month or so. Parts to Upgrade: All, entirely new build. Do you need to buy OS: Yes, will go with Win7 Pro Preferred Website(s) for Parts: No preference Location: Portland, OR Area Parts Preferences: Intel, had success with ASUS boards in the past but not required Why Are You Upgrading: Current computer is from six years ago, running XP and does not have enough resources to run Solidworks.
Took a crack at piecing something together via newegg and came up with the following list. Please rip it to shreds if needed.