Thanks for the replies so far... Updated build possibility:
Case: Corsair Carbide 400R
CPU: i7-2700K stock at 3.5 ghz
MoBo: Asus P8Z77-V Pro
RAM: 8GB Corsair Vengence (4gx2) DDR3 1600mHz
GPU: EVGA Superclocked geForce GTX 580 1.5gb
PSU: 850 Watts - Corsair Professional Series CMPSU-AX850 80+ Gold
(Though the Thermaltake Gold one stated earlier is $12 cheaper - Corsair seems to be the way)
OSD: 120GB Intel 520 Series SSD
CD1: Sony 24x DVD RW
CD2: LG 12x Blu-Ray RW
SND: Asus Xonar DX 7.1 PCIe sound card
OS: Windows 7 Professional X64
Price so far US$ 1,895
I will add from my current machine:
640 GB WD Caviar Black 7200rpm HDD
500 GB Hitachi 7200rpm HDD
Logitech 720p Web Cam Pro 9000
What I want to do:
Burn 1080p digital video to blu-ray (my current dual core maxes out quick!)
Create blu-ray and DVD's
Play Skyrim on ultra (I can play now on bare minimum)
Play The Sims 3, Mass Effect 2, Halo 2, and The Sabotuer
Run a few virtual machines (XP, Win 8 Preview, etc)
Plus other simple daily tasks.
I love the machine in my current specs and I am giving it to my kids to share. I just want something with some more horse power. I am not trying to build for the future, just a quality machine like my current one that I can get 4 or 5 years out of.
I dabble in using MS Visual Studio Express, but other than some games I do not do any really graphic intensive work.
Thanks again, friends.