Guild Wars 2 Gaming Rig ($700-1000 Budget)

Approximate Purchase Date: End of August - Early September

Budget Range: $700-1000 After Shipping / Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Guild Wars 2, Sims 3 (wife's game), Surf, Movies

Are you buying a monitor: Yes

Parts to Upgrade: Everything, except for Video Card.

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg is ideal, but other websites are okay.

Location: San Diego, CA

Parts Preferences: Preferably Intel CPU, other than that, I'm open to anything.

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution:1920x1080

Additional Comments: Will be playing Guild Wars 2 and Sims 3. I will either be using two small speakers, speakers from a monitor or from my headset, so I am not sure if I need a sound card or not.

My main goal is to be able to achieve and play comfortably with max settings on Guild Wars 2, in which I will be playing WvWvW a lot. Ideally, I want to spend as little money as possible, but I am willing to spend anywhere between $700-1000 depending on the suggestions/builds that are posted.

Also, I have a laptop where I do my freelance writing and majority of surfing/playing around. This computer, at least for the time being, will be exclusively for gaming. Later on, I will purchase a hard drive to achieve more space.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Built my own desktop in July, 2007. Time for an upgrade.

My dad hooked it up on my birthday with this:

Other than that, I'm starting on a clean slate.

I've done a lot of research, taken some advice from various build suggestions on here.
So far, I have come up with this:

I didn't put a keyboard in there, but I'm open to suggestions for one. I don't want to spend too much on a keyboard though.

Thank you, in advance.
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  1. Your build looks great here is a suggest for a keyboard Microsoft SideWinder X4 Keyboard Price:$47.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
  2. You should change your power supply to this one it's built by seasonic and better than your current pick same price to
  3. Great, thanks for the suggestion on the power supply and keyboard :)
    Oh, and for confirming that my build is solid!
  4. Maybe yu want to try this mouse:
    RAZER Naga 2012 Black 17 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Wired Laser 5600 dpi Expert MMO Gaming Mouse

    See you the 25th on GW2 ;)
  5. Wow, that is a complicated mouse!
    It looks quite helpful, though.

    I can't wait!
    I've been watching countless videos since I'm just using my laptop right now, which has no possible way of running the game, so I haven't bothered to pre-purchase :(
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