Can't go wrong with an AMD processor and a 970 This was my first build I built with my brothers a little over a year ago Overall this guy can take on any game at 1080p and 1440p When we first bought everything the total was around 1300 so I am not to surprised about the price drops that's how pc parts are. Also the inside of the pc could have looked better but the performance Makes up for that :D
I also plan on overclocking it with an H100i if i decide to invest in it. And replacing the case because its huge and id rather get a mid tower case like the Air 540 (i have one and prefer it)
As most of us know team red gives you the best bang for your buck. Great CPU for 1080p and even 1440p.