I don't know dick about hardware or building them. Currently what I have picked out so far, in the likely event there's better hardware for roughly the same price you can recommend, please do. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/7d4xzy CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Micro Center) Motherboard: ASRock H97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($83.89 @ OutletPC) Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($36.99 @ Newegg) Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($86.95 @ Amazon) Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB FTW+ ACX 2.0+ Video Card ($359.99 @ NCIX US) Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($107.99 @ Directron) Power Supply: EVGA 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($117.99 @ NCIX US) Total: $1013.79 I already have peripherals and a monitor. Won't be making final decisions until just before Cyber Monday which is 2 months away 3 weeks away soon :-D. After I assemble it there will be open-case pics. There will be cable management and it will make you cum.