$1500 gaming rig

I've never built a gaming rig before and in trying to do research I've just come out more confused than I was to start. So any help would be much appreciated.

Approximate Purchase Date:within the next three or so months

Budget Range: 1200-1500 after rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, surfing net

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse,
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: no preference
Country: USA

Parts Preferences: no preference
Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire:probably down the line

Monitor Resolution: 1920 x 1080

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  1. Come 1-2 weeks before the purchase because who know what new things apear and the prices can go up or down. Three month is a long time in computers industry.
  2. https://secure.newegg.com/WishList/MySavedWishDetail.aspx?ID=15955951 $1545 after rebates gaming rig best one you can buy
  3. @sosofm Well I was gonna start buying parts now, but won't be able to buy all the parts until my tax return comes back.

    @nick that link sent me to an empty wishlist
  4. Well since you have time to get parts for the next couple of months you can price shop a little better than if you needed it today, I would come up with some parts that you want and then watch for daily deals to try to get them cheaper than they normally are. For a gaming PC the i5-2500k is basically the best performance for the cost you can get right now and so I would look for deals on that CPU (any chance of a microcenter near you??). Also I would be looking for a great deal on a SSD for OS drive (60GB would do but 120GB is better), RAM is super cheap right now but I would wait on this until you pick out a Mobo.

    Basically I would come up with a parts list and then watch pricing on those parts to try and catch deals.
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