What do you think about "mini cases
Specifically this one
Edit: This is one that I put together using Eugene's PCPartsPicker site
and it's still coming in around $1200, but it DOES include a (small) monitor.
It uses a smaller tower, so the video card will block a few bays.
Whoops, I left off hard drives, but I have a few extras that I could use.
Would I be able to run video through this to my Sony television via HDMI? Would the video suck? I assume so.