hi guys i am looking to build my first gaming rig with about 1000$ to spend (preferably a little lower). I look to play world of warcraft, swtor, and tera all on max settings without any problems. I like the intel i5 1500k sandy bridge CPU because its really good for its price (newegg-225$), but im unsure about the other components. I prefer nvidia for the video card but will not hesatate to get an amd one if it comes down to price. thanks to all who reply
i5 2500k should be sufficient. mine also incorporates a geforce gtx 570 so you should be capable of running all current games at ultra graphics quality with at least 40 fps (except metro 2033 and the witcher 2). i would def try to roll an SSD to reduce load times, especially important when you're streaming a lot of content off of your drive.
IF i am missing anything please let me know and tell me how good this is! all this comes to $$1,079.00. i will most likely be buying most of my stuff in computer hardware stores, so take out shipping costs and hopefully cheaper components.