Need help with gaming desktop specs, etc

So I have little to no experience with computer specs, but I'm hoping you all could help put together a working system for me.

Purely a Gaming System. Only using it for games. Period.

Kinds of games -- BF4, COD, Minecraft, Crysis 3, Starcraft, Bioshock Infinite, Mass Effect, Metro's, Far Cry 3, etc

I Need Everything. I'm starting from scratch.

Budget -- $500 - $1,000 (Price is only for desktop. Suggestions for monitors would be nice though)

I want to be able to play all of these games online, on Medium graphic or above, and have good FPS If you can avoid spending all of the budget, great. I don't want to waste money on upgrades I won't be using so preferably compatible parts would be nice.

I have no problem forking out for SSD's if it will actually make a noticeable difference in the computers speed.

OS - Windows I guess....?

Any other questions?

Thanks a bunch!
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  1. a few questions
    1. do u need overclocking
    2. do u need SLI/'XFire
    3.Which country are u from
  2. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Corsair H60 54.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD4H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($198.49 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($254.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($84.50 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: XFX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
    Monitor: Asus VS238H-P 23.0" Monitor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1129.90
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-13 05:49 EDT-0400)
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  4. I don't even know what overclocking is, so I won't be needing or using it.

    No idea what crossfire x is, but I do know sli is to link two graphics cards right? Is it worth getting?

    From the United States.
  5. overclocking means increasing CPU frequency to give more performance
    my build will allow u to overclock to 4.5GHz more or less (also depends on what chip u get, but with water cooling all of them will touch that much easily)
    SLI=nVidia's term for linking multiple GPUs
    Crossfire=AMD's term for the same with thier GPUs
  6. Alright, so how hard is it to overclock? Is it worth it?

    Would you suggest NVIDIA or AMD??
  7. Overclocking is fairly easy, u can find some good guides on the net, u decide if having a 4.5 GHz processor I worth it, also if u plan multi GPU configs I would advise against AMD as there are problems with Crossfire, for single GPU both are fine
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