Alrighty so this summer, probably just before school starts after I have a large number of paychecks sitting around to fatten my bank account I'm planning to build a proper gaming rig and convert my crappy lappy over to schoolwork.
I don't exactly know what parts are good and what's not but I've got a budget of about $1000 with a little leniency. I've already found a Coolermaster case and Power Supply (850W) that go for $70 and $80 respectively but in terms of motherboard, RAM, GPU, Processor, etc I'm not sure what to get.
I'm definitely getting an intel processor but I'm open to suggestions as to model and speed.
The OS I'm planning to use is Windows 7 Home Edition 64bit, it works just fine on my laptop and it isn't terribly expensive. Consider this as part of the build budget or not I can spend a little extra on the OS but everything else comes first.
Thanks in advance.