After my Packard Bell iMedia 'died' due to a NASTY trojan picked up from a streaming-sports site over chrimbo, I blew €700 on something a bit tasty in the January sales...
i7 CPU 12GB ram 1GB NVidia graphics card Coolermaster Case
40GB SSD boot drive, 1TB & 2TB WD 'Green Caviar' internal sata HDs, 3 x WD 'My Book' 1TB externals for back-ups.
Logitech G110 keyboard, Performance MX mouse, 550w 5.1 sound, webcams, gamepads.
24" Samsung Monitor (1920x1200) plus Samsung 32" HD TV (1920x1080) as secondary.
Windows 7 Pro (legal!) O/S. Fave browser is Firefox but I use Chrome from time to time & IE when I have to.
Installed games - FarCry 2, CoD Black Ops Hawks 2 & Oblivion. I NEVER play online! (Haven't played at all in about a month, if truth be told!)
When I get back from my 'day job' (Industrial Enginner at a HUGE steel stockholder in Amsterdam harbours) I park myself in front of it and work til bedtime writing stuff for my own forum, answering emails & having fun on other peoples' forums.
...With a few beers and a collection of Hollands' Finest Greenery to keep my inspired & loose
Usually listening to 'Planet Rock', although I reckon I could make a better playlist from my own rock collection - 25,000 files, 175GB of them