I'm looking to buy a nice gaming computer but I don't know how to go about it, mainly because I'm not too sure on what ideal pieces I should be looking for. The only parts I'm sure of are a GTX 560 video card, 8gb ram and an i5-2500 or i5-2500k processor (whichevers better) I'm hoping to buy or build one to play most games on their max settings or as close to it I can. Downside is, my budget is limited to a little under $1,000. I've checked into hp and several others but can't exactly make up my mind.
Long story short, what are the recommended specs for playing games smoothly in their max settings? or are there any prebuilt computers that meet what I'm looking for?