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Need Suggestions for complete system under 1100.00 with tax for Sister

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She will have around 1000.00 dollars for a new system around tax refund time. I need all components.
CPU- Prefer Intel, or AMD
Motherboard- Asus, Gigabyte, MSI, and Asrock
PSU- 600-750 watt, I want a quality brand that will last and is reasonable
GPU- nominal graphics, onboard or low to mid ATI or Nvidia
Memory- 8GB any quality stable brand
Case- cooler master or equivalent mid tower
Writer-dvd or blueray if within cost
Hard Drive. Gonna use my 1TB Seagate Barracuda to give her since prices have risen so much.
Monitor- 1080p under 5 MS response
OS- Win 7 home
keyboard/mouse- basic
speakers- 2.1 creative or equivalent
Performance cooling- Hyper 212+ or equivalent
with possible overclocking

I have some idea's as I build PC's. I am wanting some suggestions to get the most performance, for the least amount of cost.
She is not a gamer, but I want at least a marginal graphics card or onboard of some kind for her.
She intends to use the PC for media mostly. Editing video and music. Surfing the web. Streaming video. Listening to music, Social networking. Surfing the web.

Whatever configuration I settle on, I want quality.

Total cost plus tax cannot exceed 1100.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank You
Edited by zalittle - 11/21/11 at 2:07pm
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I5 750 @3.809 Ghz MSI P55-GD85 XFX 5850 @ 801/1150 38c idle 8 GB Corsair XMS3 1600 Mhz 
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Raid 0 2TB, 1.5TB Hitachi backup SONY DVD Ram + Lightscribe Hyper 212 Plus Windows 7 64bit / Zorin 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG FLATRON W2361V Saitek V.5 Cyborg Silverstone Element 750w PSU Cooler Master CM690 II Advanced 
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I5 750 @3.809 Ghz MSI P55-GD85 XFX 5850 @ 801/1150 38c idle 8 GB Corsair XMS3 1600 Mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Raid 0 2TB, 1.5TB Hitachi backup SONY DVD Ram + Lightscribe Hyper 212 Plus Windows 7 64bit / Zorin 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG FLATRON W2361V Saitek V.5 Cyborg Silverstone Element 750w PSU Cooler Master CM690 II Advanced 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Logitech G700 NA Creative 2.1 Lenovo P950 Headset 
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CPU - 2600K
RAM - Gskill Sniper 1600Mhz 8GB
Mobo - Asrock Extreme4 Gen3 Z68
GPU - Radeon 6770. (I'd get a 6850 here and she could pretty much play any game on at least low for the next year or two, and its not much more)
Case - I like the Fractal R3 or Fractal Arc. There are well built and for a PC you don't want to look like a kids toy are perfect. Especially the R3, it will be virtually silent.
PSU - You wont need close to 750W. 600W is even too much but I suppose overkill leaves you open to upgrade.
SeaSonic X-650 80Plus Gold or any Gold rated PSU above 450W made by Corsair, Seasonic or Silverstone.
ODD - I don't know much about BluRay drives, I don't use them but LG, Liteon, Samsung all probably make good quality ones, you'll have to find out what you need with these.
Screen - Benq G2420
Mouse/Kb - Logitech MK320

Hope I gave you an idea on what to get. I can vouch for some of that stuff, amazing quality, check my sig for particulars. But that will be within $1100 US dollars I assume, everything is cheaper over there and over here that would be within $1100AUD.
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i5 2500K Asrock Extreme4 Gen3 EVGA GTX1070 FTW 8GB Gskill Sniper 1600Mhz CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
1TB Caviar Blue Sandisk Extreme Series SSD 240GB Asus DVD Burner Hyper 212+ Evo 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 64Bit Acer 27 inch 1440p 5ms Nighthawk X8 Cherry Browns w/ white backlight Bitfenix Fury 550W 80+ Gold 
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for 1100 i typically pick an i5 2500k (msi, asus,evga, gigabyte) motherboard,

i typically look for sli for future proofing. i wouldnt go below 650 w power supply for the possibility of multi gpu.

case(look at reviews and what looks good to you) corsair 600t maybe.

ram(pretty much any ol 8gb kit thats not ocz)

gtx 560(i love evga)
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1tb Western Digital 2 mushkin 60gb ssd raid 0 Blu Ray reader corsair h100 Windows 7 
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