The new room is about finished so I pulled the trigger on the new computer parts. I'm sticking with the same Case (Super Micro Tower), PSU (PCP&C 750w) and Vid Card (8800GTS) for now in order to save a few bucks (and hopefully be able to afford the DSLR I want for Christmas). I'm not using any SATA 6 Gb/s hardware yet and I like the idea that the Mobo has some room for me to grow into. I'm also interested in seeing if my music software (Cubase) enjoys 8gb ram as opposed to 4gb before. I'm not gaming and I don't watch movies on my computer so I went with this monitor. For no other reason than it was on sale and had good reviews and was at a nice price point (I didn't need a HDMI option).
Mobo: ASUS P8Z68-V PRO
CPU: Intel Core i5-2500 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz
Mem: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C8
Monitor: Acer G235HAbd 23'' 5ms 1920x1080