The last few months I have gone from playing on console to PC. I have also gotten into recording games and uploading onto YouTube, which I find fun. My computer can play simple games at the moment, but I would like to be able to play games like Assassin's Creed 3 and Far Cry 3. I have a little bit of an idea of what I would like to get for my PC build so I made a list.
I would think that an amd cpu would be better with your budget. I know that is about $1000 usd but, it translates to more like 800, and I feel like if you got a cheaper cpu you could go for a better gpu.