Budget Range: Around $1000.00 after shipping, not interested in rebates. Going higher or lower is acceptable to an extent.
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, movies/browsing/multimedia in general.
Buying a monitor: Nope, already have mine.
Parts to Upgrade: I own a mouse, keyboard, speakers, monitor,
Do you need to buy OS: Yes
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg. I will not purchase from more than one source, as I want next day or two day shipping (don't factor that however into the cost.)
Location: Salt Lake City Utah. I would prefer to do any of this in person to avoid waiting for shipping.
Parts Preferences: Nothing really.
Overclocking: Yes, if it poses no risks for a non-tech savvy. Otherwise no.
SLI or Crossfire: No.
Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080
Additional Comments: I would really love a nice case with room for a non-tech savvy and LED lighting. I plan to play games like CS, WoW, Dark Souls, Skyrim, BL 2, LoL, etc, on ultra settings. Would prefer 50+fps on ultra if possible. Noise is not an issue, as long as it falls between moderate-quiet, and not screeching loud. I find it relaxing.
And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: I am running a pc prebuilt that has a built in fake gpu, and a meh processor. I can barely run games at 30fps on minimum settings.
Final Note: I don't care if it is a laptop or desktop. Generally, I am more used to desktops. But a laptop is something I wouldn't mind looking into but yeah.
If you can explain your reasoning for each part in your post, I would be extremely appreciative. Even if it seems basic knowledge "The new X runs about the same as Y at a fraction of the price!", I only know a little bit. I would like to understand the general accepted things.
runs a little bit over but this is due to the case, PSU, and mobo.
everything else can pretty much be the same.
the case has nice LED's it can be optional to switch into a NZXT 410 but it is not my preference. the 500R comes with an LED switch and a fan controller(3 speed i believe). the NZXT 410 comes with some LED fans and you can pair it with a Cooler master LED 120 fan for the exhaust to light the inside of your case very nice and has a built in fan 3 speed fan controller.
the MOBO allows for an SLI/CFX config and has great features inside of it. the PSU is at a 850W to allow you to add another card if you so desire.
it also has a 128GB SSD that runs very fast and smooth. with an extra 1TB for storage.
if you really wanted to save money. buy a 4GB+ USB and torrent Win7. there are many tuts on how to install Win7 onto a USB
Edit: Just noticed the budget in the subject differs from the template.
I would not recommend pirating or wasting money on next day shipping if you can at all help it. Newegg ships pretty fast in general, a couple days extra wait is worth being able to sink that money into better parts IMO.