I have read through alot of the great knowledge but in the end it can seem overwhelming. For a $1000 bucks or less, what is the best AMD or Intel CPU based machine that I can build for pure gaming. I do fiddle around with Photoshop CS4 but that is not my main concern. I would love to get into overclocking on air. Thanks so much for the wealth of knowledge. The OS would be WIN7 64-bit.
Please keep in mind although the budget is $1000, I can go a little over or way under. I would like the best Price to Performance ratio. So if the machine can perform great at $500 bucks that is fine too.
Lastly, I play primarily play MMORPG's and occasional FPS if that helps.