If you want a different opinion, I'll throw a curve at you. You say around $800-$1,000?
First of all, DAMNIT NEWEGG!!!!!! Theyr'e always messing with the interface. Now I have to get use to navigating their new site.
I'm actually quite proud of this setup. Ths motherboard is an excellent overclocker should you ever want to try. It has potential for faster RAM and CPU. I just chose the cheaper CPU and RAM so if can be within your budget, hopefully. I didn't add them up but you can see if you like or not. I wouldn't mind getting this for myself, lol. In fact, I have this on my wish list on Newegg:
GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3R LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Intel Core 2 Duo E6420 Conroe 2.13GHz 4M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor - Retail
GeIL 1GB (2 x 512MB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory
Western Digital Caviar SE WD1600JS 160GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
LG Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 10X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache ATAPI / E-IDE Super Multi DVD Burner - OEM
Sorry it took so long for me to post it on here. I really like the case too. That Antec is all about performance. This setup may be a little high end, lol, but I can't resist. It's within your budget though so that's all the better.