I finally did it. Made up my mind. Completed my research. Purchased my parts.
That's right, I decided to go the self-built route because as much as I like those clamshell cases that Dell uses, there just wasn't enough value add for me to pay $1200 extra.
At any rate, I purchased pretty much what I listed a few days ago. Got the Dell 2005FPW flat screen on sale for less than $500 after shipping and tax.
Grand total of parts purchased from Newegg came to $1938.35.
Still have to purchase the power supply and case fans from Silenx, but I'm done for the day and headed off to bed.