Well, I've finally taken the plunge and built a new PC to run side by side with my trusty Windows XP box (I don't want to risk losing anything on my old box... therefore I decided to build a new box to finally get my feet wet with Windows 7.)
Here are the specs of the new build:
Case: CoolerMaster ATCS 840
CPU: Intel I7 930 Quad Core
Motherboard: MSI X58 Pro-E
Video Card: XFX Radeon 5850 Black Edition
Memory: 6 GB Kingston HyperX 1600 DDR3 Memory
Hard Drive: Western Digital 150 GB Velociraptor
Optical Drive: Samsung 223L Burner
Sound Card: Creative Labs Soundblaster Fatal1ty X-Fi Titanium
Cooling: Corsair H50 self enclosed water cooler kit
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Edition
I also installed an IOBit Dual DVI switcher so that I could share my monitor, keyboard, mouse and gamepad between both systems.
First impressions... this is a very nice build so far. The case is so roomy I probably need to charge the components rent to live in there. Boot up times are unbelievable so far (as it currently boots in under a minute.)
I haven't fully loaded all of the drivers yet... so we'll see how that effects it, however I'm pretty impressed so far with how much the technology has advanced since my last build about 2+ years ago.