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$1000 Budget Build Help!

So I want to build a gaming rig that runs games smoothly for $1000. Is it possible? Please post your builds so I can check them out!
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  1. This is the best I made. Will it do the job? This build http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3yYqQ
  2. I don't see your build, but this build will be awesome for $1000:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($32.84 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock 990FX Killer ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($124.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: A-Data XPG V1.0 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: A-Data Premier Pro SP600 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($119.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate Constellation ES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.00 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: HIS Radeon R9 280X 3GB IceQ X² Video Card ($279.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Rosewill Challenger-U3 ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.00 @ Amazon)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-14 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $969.77
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-15 20:47 EDT-0400)
  3. PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3KPSB
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3KPSB/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3KPSB/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($184.99 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: ASRock H97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($89.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: A-Data XPG V1.0 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: A-Data Premier Pro SP600 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.98 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: HIS Radeon R9 280X 3GB IceQ X² Video Card ($269.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($47.99 @ Micro Center)
    Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-14 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $993.87

    I'd go with intel.
  4. Best answer
    Seeing as you need monitor and peripherals too this would be my take:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($142.99 @ NCIX US)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.94 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.98 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 280 3GB Black Edition Double Dissipation Video Card ($239.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($47.99 @ Micro Center)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($75.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ OutletPC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
    Monitor: BenQ GW2450 24.0" Monitor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    Keyboard: Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($29.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $989.79
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-15 22:05 EDT-0400)
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