1st pc build, gaming and engineering, need help please.

Hi there, I am wanting to build my first pc and was hoping to get some help. The problem is is that I don't have much of an idea of where to start. I know what I want out of the pc but I need to know what's best to get for it. I'm not to good with understanding the technical terminology so if you give a little descriptor (a sentence or two) of the parts and what their purposes are that would be a tremendous help.

For the use of the pc I need to be able to run programs for engineering and content creating (Autodesk, Photoshop, music, etc.) but I also want to be able to play games (fast for mostly fps and great HD picture). I need two monitors a keyboard and mouse. I already have an ASUS vx238 LCD Monitor and was wondering if I bought a second one would this work or should I buy two different monitors?

My budget for the pc alone cannot exceed $1,000. The total price for monitor(s), keyboard, and mouse isn't as much of a big deal to me.

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    Slightly over your budget, but I think it's the ideal setup for what you want to do. Uses a powerful i7 processor for editing/CAD and the GTX 1070 will also add to that capability while being a fantastic gaming card. You could drop down to the GTX 1060 if you need to, it is still a capable card for 1080p gaming and applications that can use the GPU.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i7-6700 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($294.68 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Asus B150M-C/CSM Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($80.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: PNY CS1311 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($64.99 @ B&H)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.49 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 8GB G1 Gaming Video Card ($389.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair SPEC-01 RED ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair CXM 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Case Fan: Corsair Air Series AF120 Quiet Edition (2-Pack) 39.9 CFM 120mm Fans ($25.88 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $1055.98
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-07 20:11 EDT-0400
  2. Thanks, this looks like it will get me there. I can deal with the price if I save a little more but I think it's definitely worth it.
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