First time building a gaming pc

hello, Im new to pc gaming and looking for advice on choosing the best parts to build one that performs well. My budget is around $1000-1200 for the pc.
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  1. What all do you need for the Pc? Monitor, mouse/keyboard, OS, or just the case and inside components?
  2. thanks for the response. I need the case, inside components, and OS.
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    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ NCIX US)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z87M Extreme4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Microcenter)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($94.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($329.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Microcenter)
    Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Microcenter)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($81.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $1112.88
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-03 23:39 EST-0500)

    Overclockable Intel Cpu with a solid motherboard to support it. Good price on the Ram right now, you get 1866mhz CAS 9 Ram cheaper than ddr3 1600(@cas 9 or less). Standard 1tb HDD and optical drive, with Win7 as your OS. I'm using Win8.1, and I don't see any reason not to suggest it, but it is 13 dollars more so it's up to you.

    I didn't put an SSD into this build, so you could afford the nVidia 770 Gpu. You could drop down and get the 760, then you could afford the Samsung 840 Evo 250gb SSD. The SSD will make your system load faster, such as loading between zones, but it doesn't give you better performance in-game.

    One of the nicest cases out there, sub-100 dollars, period. I went with a 620w Psu simply because I didn't like the prices on the higher wattage units, but if you think you'll want to SLI in the future, you'll want at least a 750w or preferably 850w Psu to complement your system. Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo will cool the cpu for a mild to medium overclock, and is a great value.
  4. Awesome, thank you for parts list! Last thing what you recommend for wireless? can't connect directly because the computer will be in a separate room.
  5. I actually like this particular one:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WDN3800 802.11a/b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($24.99 @ Microcenter)
    Total: $24.99
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-04 00:05 EST-0500)

    Not too much money, pci-e connectivity too.
  6. sounds good. I appreciate the help!
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