also, you could order from memoryexpress. they offer 25% price beat for pretty much everything. just go and add the product into their shopping cart, enter the price offered by ncix, and it would automatically beat the price.
But it's quite a bit over your budget if you dont count the rebates so in order to keep it under 1000$ you'll have to make a compromise.
You'll have to switch to a smaller, lower resolution monitor.But don't worry the difference won't be too big.It's only around 10%.And the 23 inch monitor i found is almost as good as the 24 inch one!
It's kinf of confusing what I5 to get. I know that the ones that end by K are for overclockin which I don't want to do. In the Ivy bridge there's also the 3330, 3350, 3450, 3470, the 3550 and the 3570 !
Also I can cut corners (monitor, GPU) to get an SSD in my built. Also a 1tb hdd is enough, in fact maybe 500gb is enough ! Maybe that a radeon 6870 could be enough for now ? Or anything aroung 140$ that allows me to play comfortably for now ?
Let say that 1100 or less (including everything) is good !