1) What will you be doing with this PC? One Purpose: Gaming. One Goal: Need to be able to run Max/Ultra graphics settings at 1920x1200 on BF3, Bioshock Infinite, and upcoming BF4. 2) What's your budget? Are tax and shipping included? $1000, tax and shipping included 3) Which country do you live in? USA 4) What exact parts do you need for that budget? CASE, MOBO, CPU, RAM, GPU, SSD, PSU 5) If reusing any parts, what parts will you be reusing? DVD Burner and a few quiet fans. 6) Will you be overclocking? Yes, but only on air with stock HSF. In other words, hardly at all, but I want the option to do so. 7) What is the max resolution of your monitor? What size is it? 1920x1200, 24" 8) When do you plan on building/buying the PC? ASAP 9) What features do you need in a motherboard? SATA 6GB/s, USB 3.0, HDMI, 4 memory slots, Crossfire or SLI support (depending on video card model). 10) Do you already have a legit and reusable/transferable OS key/license? Yes. Notes: Here's my initial idea for a build, but I'd appreciate any/all feedback concerning potential bottlenecks, better deals, or any way to save a few more bucks while still meeting my goal spelled out in #1 above. The ability to play the three listed games on Max/Ultra settings at 1920x1200 is the most important aspect of the entire build. EDIT: Update 2 CASE: $55.00 -- Rosewill LINE-M Micro-ATX Mini Tower CPU: $190.00 -- Intel Core i5-3570K GPU: $209.00 -- Powercoler HD7870 MYST 2GB (Tahiti LE) SSD: $164.00 -- SAMSUNG 840 Series 250GB (540 MB/s read, 250 MB/s write) MOBO: $110.00 -- GIGABYTE GA-Z77MX-D3H LGA 1155 Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s Micro ATX RAM: $115.00 -- G.SKILL Sniper Gaming Series 16GB (2 x 8GB - 1866) # F3-1866C10D-16GSR PSU: $100.00 -- PC Power and Cooling Silencer Mk II 750W High Performance, 80PLUS Silver, CrossFire ready Total: $943 Thanks ahead of time!