Re: High-End Gaming Computer Rig - NO BUDGET
How much gaming are you going to be doing? If you're going to be playing intense shooters that eat a lot of FPS, ie Crysis, GTA IV, Farcry 2, then your rig (custom built) should come up to about $1,300.00
If you are just going to be doing regular gaming with games that are pretty decent graphics and yet fun, ie FEAR 2, CoD 4 or 5, Bioshock, then your rig should come out to be $899.00 custom built.
If you're going to be gaming at high resolutions, I highly suggest getting a video card with 1GB of dedicated memory.