Re: Help making a build for a gaming rig around $800-$1000
What Yerfdog said, try going the AMD path. its easier to fit what you want, and is very up to date. the x4 955 is already very good. i do hardcore gaming with a Phenom II x2 555 OCd to 4Ghz. its more than enough. and i have an out of date graphics card, but it can handle most loads, its a 5850. the 6000 series are much cheaper and can run much more than my 5850.
just givin some options. i think intel is too expensive for what they give. but thats just me.