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Building a Gaming PC Under $1,000

First post! Exciting!

Anyways, hello everyone.

I suppose I'll preface my post by saying that while I like to think that I'm familiar with using a computer, I'm pretty new to the world of actually putting one together. With that said, I do apologize for any super evident, makes-you-laugh-because-this-guy-has-no-idea-what-he's-talking-about beginner mistakes or misunderstandings.

With that said, my goal in a nutshell is to build a PC that I can use to comfortably play games (League of Legends, Wildstar, Final Fantasy XIV, etc.) on high graphical settings while streaming. My preferred operating system is Windows 7.

Now to the Copy-Pasted template:

Approximate Purchase Date: Aiming for beginning of July

Budget Range: $1,000 before rebate

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, streaming, surfing the internet, watching movies

Parts Not Required: Speaker, Mouse, Headset. However, I'd love to see your suggestions for a nice gaming mouse and headset (exclude these from budget).

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: None, so long as you've had good experiences ordering!

Country: Not exactly sure what this means, forgive me. I'm in the United States.

Parts Preferences: None, just let me know why you prefer certain brands over others, I'd love to learn!

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1920 x 1200

Additional Comments: Quiet. I'd like an HDMI Input and Output, but not required.

Thanks for your help!
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    $998 before rebates

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/d4pCD3
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/d4pCD3/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/d4pCD3/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4590 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($194.99 @ 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 ($69.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.43 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB DirectCU II Video Card ($319.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($85.99 @ Mwave)
    Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $970.34
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-28 23:15 EDT-0400)


    This would be an awesome system.
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