Best gaming PC build for around 1100

I'm looking for a good gaming computer for around 1100 dollars. I have tried to put one together but, I never know if I'm spending to much money on something that is not important. Can anyone help me?
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  1. Best answer
    Are you going to need keyboard, mouse, monitor, OS, speakers, headphones to be included in the $1100?
  2. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($199.79 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($92.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.89 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 270X 2GB Video Card ($222.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($74.99 @ Microcenter)
    Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $1160.54
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-13 22:06 EST-0500)

    a little over $1100, but not too much
  3. Animal hit it right on the money..
    Ya go with the i5 a solid chip... Definitely a solid investment I have built 3 of them recently and all my customers have been very satisfied from their performance in anything.
    I always build my systems with Liquid cooling but you might be better off.
    If you are going discount than go with AMD for video.
    If you want a good card than go with NVIDIA.
    If you ever plan on doing a dual monitor setup make sure that you love the first monitor you get..
    nill on that Power supply I suggest you get a corsair or even better antec spending money on this now will save you money in the future.. Honestly my antec has been solid for about 4 years now and I havn't had a problem with it(oh it cost me about 159 cause i got the modular one).
    Was running a i7 930 before my 3770k with 3 hard drives and dual CD roms.
    NZXT has some nice cases but dont buy liquid cooling from them no no. the pumping system was just uuuuugh. I RMA'ed with them for the exact same problem the pump was clicking when the cpu was getting hot. I threw it away for the fact that the RMA had the exact same problem.
    All the rest is great.
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