If you can wait a month or two, expect a lil' drop in "gaming" Notebooks price thanks to AMD. They'll bring the A8 line (Llano-based) to the market with great performance per dollar.
If you're in a hurry, I blindy recomend my own notebook: Asus N53Jf. It's a gaming beast for it's price point, but the battery life sucks major booty FYI. Haven't checked prices lately, but it should be around the 800's. Got mine for 900ish.