Just completed this build, it is my very first one, and I have to say it was an awesome experience. I play mostly WoW, but am looking into BF4 to play with some friends.
For the build I did as much research as I could, mind you before this I was completely oblivious to PC's. I've been playing WoW on a MacBook Pro, and thought it was time to upgrade to something better, not to mention I've been playing on low settings forever, so I wanted to see what the game actually looked like. So, after a few hours of reading message boards and blogs and websites, watching a few hours of video on youtube, I decided to take the leap, and this is what I came up with.
I found a bundle for $533) (with tax and delivery, and after rebates) that included the CPU, Case, Motherboard, RAM, HDD. I picked up the SSD and Optical drive for $92 (with tax and delivery) I bought the Video Card for $240 (after rebate) The monitor I found for $249 Lastly Windows 8.1 and the USB LAN adapter I got for $160 (these I just bought off the shelf , I was ready to finish my build and did not want to wait anymore.
Total price of build was $1274 (with monitor).
As far as gaming, it is a completely new experience... I'm happy with the results :)
This PSU lasted 11 months, oddly enough one of the people that commented on my build when I first posted said to be cautious of it... the Motherboard also went out with it. Replaced with a Corsair CX750.