Approximate Purchase Date: ASAP my current computer is freezing nonstop and somewhat outdated
Budget Range: $800-$1000
CPU: i7 (not sure which one but must be i7)
Motherboard: Asus (no clue which one)
PSU: No clue what i need
Ram: No clue what or how much I need.
Case: Mid tower, whats good?
GPU: The best I can afford after the above is purchased. GTX 480 is only 220$ but heard it runs really hot.
On a gaming build the i7 won't be fully utilized. You're better off getting the i5 and putting the difference in your GPU. The 480 is decent but it's nearly three generations old now, a massive power hog, and runs really hot on full use.