$1000 dollar gaming pc (updated)

Approximate Purchase Date: next few weeks

Budget Range: (e.g.: 300-400) Before / After Rebates; Before / After Shipping: $1000 before monitor/os/shipping

System Usage from Most to Least Important: (e.g.: Folding@Home, gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies):
Gaming, Internet,

Are you buying a monitor: Yes

Parts to Upgrade: it's a new build

Do you need to buy OS: Yes, oem is fine
Please note that if you're using an OEM license of Windows, you will need a new one when buying a new motherboard.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: (e.g.: newegg.com, ncix.com -- to show us selection & pricing) newegg, amazon, really anything

Location: City, State/Region, Country - we need to know where these parts are being assembled and whether there are good store-only deals available
Missouri, United States

Parts Preferences: Idc

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: (e.g.: 1024x768, 1280x1024, 1440x900, 1600x1200, 1680x1050, 1920x1080, 1920x1200 or if you're upgrading please state what you'd want to get): 1920 x 1080 Is preferred

Additional Comments: (e.g.: Need to have a window and lots of bling, I would like a quiet PC. Please also list specific software or games you're using)
Skyrim, ac3, WoW, and more. Idc about cosmetics, not really about quietness
And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: (e.g. I'm having trouble running game X or my PSU broke): current pc doesn't run everything at preferred speed

Include a list of any parts you have already selected with descriptively labeled links for parts. Please do not post only links.: I want to start from scratch
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  1. assuming no overclocking
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/wWIG

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($34.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: A-Data Premier Pro SP900 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($104.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($369.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Microcenter)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.98 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($18.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Monitor: Asus PB238Q 23.0" Monitor ($207.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $1291.85
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-10 21:23 EST-0500)

    assuming with overclocks
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/wWJF

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($126.47 @ NCIX US)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($34.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: A-Data Premier Pro SP900 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($104.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($369.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Microcenter)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.98 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($18.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Monitor: Asus PB238Q 23.0" Monitor ($207.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $1363.32
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-10 21:24 EST-0500)

    its just a comparision option. you pay 50 dollars more if you want to overclock and get 10% more performance out of the CPU (almost no difference in games but a good bit of a difference in other tasks)
  2. You need all of that bellow or at 1000$ ?
    I mean monitor, case+parts, os, dvddrive...
  3. no he wants the build to be under 1000 before the os, shipping, and the monitor
  4. Here's my take at a 1000 build you could tweak it a little more by dropping the water cooling but oc is so fun http://pcpartpicker.com/b/zCT
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