^ Here is a build,...
CPU + Mobo
i5 2500 + Intel H67 board with Free Game
Note that this has SATA 6GB/s and USB3.0, but is a basic board, well as you wont be overclocking, I doubt it would matter, also no Crossfire or SLI but going with a single powerful card would be better if not intense gaming...http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.575898
GSKillz 8GB DDR3
$10 off w/ promo code EMCKJJJ84, ends 1/17http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231311
HDD - Samsung F3 1TBhttp://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Spinpoint-Cache-Desktop-HD103SJ/dp/B001U3S5S0
HD 6870 - This is a powerful for gaming, and would easily handle most of the games @1080phttp://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.578041
LCD - A very good deal on this Dell IPS monitor, as you will be doing digital painting, an IPS monitor would be a good inclusion
25% coupon code: X$0SQC0B7J0JBN - This expires soon, so if you decide on this monitor, then you might want to hurry,...http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/products/Displays/productdetail.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=bsd&cs=04&sku=320-9271&dgc=BA&cid=58996&lid=1496016
CASE + PSU
CM HAF 912 + CM Silent PRO 600W
A very good case with nice fans(not loud) and a very good, powerful and silent PSUhttp://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.585946
Total - ~$1029 | ~$989 After rebates,...
A decent wireless KB + Mouse
Microsoft Wireless Desktop 3000 Keyboard and Mouse Combohttp://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001S4OTS6?ie=UTF8&tag=logicbuy-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B001S4OTS6