Once bulldozer is released I'm upgrading. Hehe. <3 ASUS.
Current system specs:
Budget will be based on price per performance. I'm not looking at spending a LOT but a reasonable amount. This PC will be upgraded for the sake of engineering application and future proof gaming for the rest of my school years.
What I'm thinking:
Viewsonic 22IN Widescreen LCD Monitor 1680X1050 3.5MS 120HZ 3D Ready VGA DVI Speakers @ $247.35 w/ Pricecheck
Asus EAH5850 DirectCU TOP Radeon HD 5850 1GB OC PCI-E w/ DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort @ 189.99
LiteOn 4x Internal Blu-ray Disc Reader, SATA, Black @ 69.99
Bulldozer CPU (6 or 8 cores, still haven't decided yet. Will depend on performance for price) @ ~$300
Polk Audio CSR Center Channel Loudspeaker @ $39.97
Western Digital 1TB My Book Essential External Hard Drive, USB 3.0 @ $94.99 as a backup drive.
Cheers on input!