First time budget gaming build list. Could really use some advice

Hello,

I've never built a computer before. This is a list I've made up based. I was hoping someone might have some suggestions for me. I need to get it under $1000 and I'm not even sure if every thing here is compatible. http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/user/Bobbyocho/saved/3iKr

Date: I would like to start buying parts this week
Budget: Max $1000
Usage: Mostly gaming, streaming video, a little video editing
Monitor: not needed
Upgrading: I would like the option to upgrade in the future
Preferred websites: Don't really have any but would like to keep it to 3 or less
Parts preference: Don't have any
Overclocking: maybe
Location: Toronto, Ont, currency CDN

Right now my laptop is on its last legs and can't do 720p video, its time for something new.

I haven't picked a power supply because I'm not sure what to use

Thanks,
Robin
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  1. you wont be able to overclock on that motherboard, but the CPU is overclockable, dont spend so much money on your CPU, go with something like an i5 4670K (the K means it is unlocked (can be over clocked))

    for the motherboard, go with a Gigabyte GA-Z87M-D3H, it can be used to overclock

    and here is a good choice for your power supply http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139012

    apart from that, its a great system, it will all be compatible as well
  2. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4430 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($194.83 @ DirectCanada)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H87N-WIFI Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Memory Express)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Memory Express)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($104.79 @ DirectCanada)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($48.50 @ Vuugo)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($259.99 @ Memory Express)
    Case: BitFenix Prodigy (Black) Mini ITX Tower Case ($79.99 @ Memory Express)
    Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($54.99 @ Memory Express)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($15.79 @ DirectCanada)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) ($98.88 @ DirectCanada)
    Total: $997.74
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-31 18:44 EST-0500)

    An i5 is plenty for gaming. Also, I went for the non-k version so you can't overclock.
    8gb of ram is enough for games.
    Samsung 840 EVO is faster and only $3 more.
    2gb of vram is plenty for 1080p gaming.
    Great quality psu on sale.

    You can drop the SSD and upgrade the gpu to a GTX 770 or grab an unlocked processor with a Z87 motherboard for overclocking.
  3. thanks, i think i'll use this build with a gtx770


    realchaos said:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4430 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($194.83 @ DirectCanada)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H87N-WIFI Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Memory Express)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Memory Express)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($104.79 @ DirectCanada)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($48.50 @ Vuugo)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($259.99 @ Memory Express)
    Case: BitFenix Prodigy (Black) Mini ITX Tower Case ($79.99 @ Memory Express)
    Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($54.99 @ Memory Express)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($15.79 @ DirectCanada)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) ($98.88 @ DirectCanada)
    Total: $997.74
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-31 18:44 EST-0500)

    An i5 is plenty for gaming. Also, I went for the non-k version so you can't overclock.
    8gb of ram is enough for games.
    Samsung 840 EVO is faster and only $3 more.
    2gb of vram is plenty for 1080p gaming.
    Great quality psu on sale.

    You can drop the SSD and upgrade the gpu to a GTX 770 or grab an unlocked processor with a Z87 motherboard for overclocking.
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