New PC Build For Game (Specs Listed, Please answer!)

Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: Late December - Early January

Budget Range: $850-$1000 (Not a penny over $1000, preferably around $900. Please don't include products that have sales that will expire after During December or January, I'd like a build that is $900 sales or not.)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (1) & Surfing the web

Are you buying a monitor: No

Do you need to buy OS: Yes (Not sure what to get for Bf4, the cheapest is always the best, whatever gets the job done and then a little bit more)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Somewhere commonly used and reliable.

Location: New York (USA).

Parts Preferences: I know this is preference, but whatever will do better on BF4.

Overclocking: No

Although I should probably do the research myself, to be quite honest I'm not too good with computers and I have tried to setup my own build (like find the parts) but I'm not confident with what I come out with. So I'd rather ask tomshardware to get the build for me. I know that when it comes to building a pc, some of it is preference, but so long as it gets the job done, I guess it doesn't really matter..because when you come down to it, you can always get a better deal for your money...right?
Anyway, I am building my first pc ever and it's mainly going to be for BF4 so if you are not aware of the specs here they are: please, I need a lot of build advice and I really want the best I can get for my money..
Specs for BF4:

****Minimum system requirements:
OS: Windows Vista SP2 32-bit
Processor (AMD): Athlon X2 2.8 GHz
Processor (Intel): Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz
Memory: 4 GB
Hard Drive / Solid State Drive: 30 GB
Graphics Card (AMD): AMD Radeon 3870
Graphics Card (NVIDIA): NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT
Graphics Memory: 512 MB

****Recommended system requirements:
OS: Windows 8 64-bit [More on why Win8 is recommended]
Processor (AMD): Six-Core
Processor (Intel): Quad-Core
Memory: 8 GB
Hard Drive / Solid State Drive: 30 GB
Graphics Card (AMD): AMD Radeon 7870 [Amazon]
Graphics Card (NVIDIA): NVIDIA GeForce GT 660 [Amazon]
Graphics Memory: 3 GB
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  1. As said in the post, I understand that there is no such thing as the "perfect build" because there is personal preference involved. But for this build I just want something to get the job done and then a little more. I'm not a pro gamer who needs to record my gameplay, so running the game on ultra is not on the top of my list of priorities. I just want to run the game smoother than a knife going through warm butter on medium graphics. I want a reliable computer that will last at least 2 years and I will be okay if I have to upgrade for later games in the future, I just want to run bf4 on medium and not have any issues.
    Thanks in advance!
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    Check this build. I tried not include products that have sales:

    PCPartPicker part list:
    Price breakdown by merchant:

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($194.90 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: Asus Z87-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($139.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: Kingston HyperX T1 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($65.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($303.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($67.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($87.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $1001.80
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-22 22:57 EDT-0400)
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