Need advice for building new ~1500$ Gaming PC

Approximate Purchase Date: (Any time within about a month from now)

Budget Range: (~1400$-1700$) Before Rebates, preferably no more than 1700$ with Shipping and Taxes

System Usage from Most to Least Important: (Gaming, Surfing the net, Watching Movies, Minor School work)

Parts Not Required: (Mouse, Software other than OS)

Preferred Websites for Parts: ( and, open to others if somewhat reputable however)

Country: (Canada)

Parts Preferences: (Intel CPU, Minor leaning to Nvidia but open to AMD as well)

Overclocking: Maybe, Never done this before but I am willing to try and experiment if it's really worth it for what I am doing and won't hurt the life of the parts too much

SLI or Crossfire: Also maybe, If it isn't too much of a hassle and the price to performance ratio is worth it

Monitor Resolution: 1920X1080

Additional Comments:
I'm building this system for gaming, while I mostly play LoL which this system would clearly be overkill for, I still would like to play games such as BF4, Arma 3, SC2, Skyrim (decently Modded with HD Textures) and Crysis 3 with High-Ultra settings, preferably not ever falling too far under 45 fps (willing to turn down some setting in games like Crysis to achieve this, I am realistic)

I will need a monitor,keyboard and OS licence included as well.

I am aware that next gen stuff from Intel and Nvidia should be coming out relatively soon but I don't want to wait much more than a month if the price and performance won't be worth the wait as I definitely want a new build before we get too far into the summer. However I do like the Future Proofing aspect of it as It will probably be another 3 years or so before I would upgrade again.

Thanks again to all of you who took the time to read this and any advice you guys can give me. I will be checking this regularly, so if you need any more info don't hesitate to ask.
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  1. Best answer
    Intel's new Haswell processors should be available near the tail end of your purchase period, so I'd recommend waiting until they're available.
  2. I agree with Sakkura. Since you are still about a month away, it's too soon to make choices, the new Nvidia cards might also be out as well, which will definitely change the GPU price landscape.
  3. Alright well thanks guys I kinda figured but was curious to see what you all said, ill re-evaluate a little while later, thanks again
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