Here is what I came up with for my new build of ~$1000 that I hope to buy tonight before some of the deals are gone. I hope to get everything from newegg to cut down on shipping and hassle unless there is a good deal somewhere else. I have built 3 computers before without hiccups but it has been 7 or so years since my last one. I need everything but keyboard, hdd( have 1tb and a 128gb ssd on the way already), and mouse. I am building it to play games( I don't think anything real demanding) like Diablo III, A. Creed III, other older games, some light photo editing, watching movies, ripping movies I buy to my hdd, maybe some home movie editing, and of course general stuff. I am coming from a couple year old non gaming laptop I had for school so anything will be a huge improvement. I was hoping to get a modular psu but can't find a quality one that I like in my price range. My biggest problem areas are the gpu (I have never owned an MSI product), RAM, and MB (I chose the Asrock extreme 4 since it seems to come recommended for this price range, but i have used gigabyte, ECS, and DFI for my previous build without problems). Help in these areas would be greatly appreciated. I didn't include a HSF because I will probably add this at a later date when I decide to overclock.
ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
that all looks good, however i read somewhere a couple of weeks ago that msi had been performing an unofficial voltage boost in the hardware of either the 7870 of the GTX670, i can remember which, but it might be worth checking out, from what i read it help overclocking and greatly shortened lifespan
Thanks for the suggested build that looks like a nice build but I don't like that it is from 4 different places. I don't really like a white case and that gpu doesn't really get good reviews on the egg. I might take your advice and wait a few weeks to see how the prices go.