I did things piecemeal. My mobo+i7 cost me around $400 as a combo from Fry's. My SSD was free. My memory unfortunately was like $230. My 4x2tb drives were $260
My video card was $50, but I am buying a 6970.
My case was $130, I think. My cooler was $50. My power supply was free.
I work in computer repair so I get opportunities a lot of other people might not, but I am very happy with the cost of my computer. My computer performs great, will perform even better once I get my new video card, my 30" monitor is as good as you can get, etc.
The only thing left until my rig is perfect for my needs is a triple monitor stand. I have two 20.1" Dell 2007fp monitors, 1600x1200, that I want to run in portrait mode on either side of my 30", but I need a triple monitor stand and those cost upwards of $300.
Anyway, I have always found it best to shop around for months before buying, check used prices, check ebay, etc., and then you'll know what kind of sales and deals can be had. I am constantly on the look out for good deals on computer equipment.
If you are happy with your computer and it didn't leave you short on funds, then be happy. In the end its how much you like your rig that really counts.
EDIT: I looked closer at your list, I don't think you did too bad, especially for the time frame you bought them in.
Edited by Mygaffer - 12/20/10 at 11:46pm