I haven't been on here in a LONG time, but felt obligated to report back with my latest rig. It's been about 5 years since I've built one from ground up again! Here's what I ended up doing:
Intel Core i7-3820 Sandy Bridge-E, OC @ 4.3 GHz
Asus Sabertooth X79 LGA 2011 ATX Motherboard
Crucial M4 128 GB SSD
WD RE4 (Server) 500 GB Storage Drive
Lite-On Blu-Ray Burner
8 GB Mushkin Enhanced Blackline DDR3 2133 @ 10-11-10-28-1T (@ 2133 MHz in BIOS!)
Corsair Professional Series HX850 850W PSU
2x eVGA Superclocked 580 GTX 1.5 GB in SLI
Antec P183 Mid ATX Case (lovely piece of art, this thing IMHO)
Logitech z5300e THX 5.1 Speakers (oldies but goodies)
Das Keyboard Professional
MX Revolution Wireless mouse (cannot believe how expensive these are now!)
MX518 for gaming sessions (another oldie but goodie)
Razer felt-like mousepad (had to use $20 of BB store credit somehow)
And, just received in the mail and set up yesterday: two Dell 2212HM IPS LED 1080P 21.5" monitors. They are so lovely.
Also, have a third Asus LED 1080P monitor in case 5760x1080 BF3 sounds like fun.
3DMark Vantage ~39,9xx
3DMark 11 ~11,9xx
I'm also cable-management OCD, so even though you can't see the inside of the case... It looks nice!