Gaming PC build for under $1000

Hey guys, first time builder hear, just like to get a few opinions before I start ordering parts. My budget is under $1000 right now, maybe breaking that ceiling if worth it to go a little extra.

I'm going to be needing everything other than a monitor, keyboard, mouse, speakers.

Priority of use would be first MMORPGs, RPGs, FPSs, then video streaming, then general internet surfing. Max settings for games would be great, with high fps.

Ill be playing at 2048x1152 resolution

I dont have any experience with overclocking or crossfire but am open to the idea of it in the future.
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    heres a great system for that budget, good i5 quad core, and strong gtx 770 for gaming at high res

    PCPartPicker part list:
    Price breakdown by merchant:

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4440 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($174.29 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($30.98 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Asus H81M-E Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($58.99 @ Mac Mall)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($86.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Crucial M500 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($72.58 @ Adorama)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($346.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Corsair 350D MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $995.77
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-11 13:45 EDT-0400)

    -note: also since you mentioned you may have extra budget, two upgrades would be the cpu to a intel i5-4670k (so you can overclock in the future if you want)

    and also if u want, changing the gtx 770 for a gtx 780
  2. Hi! here is a list for some recommendations!

    You could of course choose another parts if you want to!
  3. Jfrag said:
    Hi! here is a list for some recommendations!

    You could of course choose another parts if you want to!

    You have no idea how happy I am to read this! I'm intending to build my first gaming computer after my exams, and I've spent the last 2 months building this exact list of components! However recently all I've read online are builds using AMD CPUs - which as you can imagine is irritating to say the least, considering the time I've put in to finding the right mobo and so on.

    What made you decide against using AMD?
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