$1,000 BEST Performing Gaming Desktop

So, I'm going to be building a new desktop around November. I already have a Caviar Black 1TB.

So basically I'm only going to be playing games, maybe record/edit/upload to youtube some gameplay. What is the BEST $1,000 Gaming Desktop I could build? (I already have Monitor/Keyboard/Mouse/Etc...)

This is a good potential build, other can feel free to critique my input.




With OS: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1Rgzh


Without OS: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1RgEd

Here's a pretty nice Intel mATX build


Here's a really nice AMD ATX build


Case is always subjective. Best price-Performance IMO 


On second thought... go with this instead


Without OS: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1Rh44

With OS: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1Rh2W

Thank you all for the answers! I think I am going to go with yours, Lifere. =D


I really like the new Haswell i5 4670k but I also like AMD's 8 core which performs about the same. For uploading and editing having 8 cores is a little better. But when it comes to the i5 and the fx 8350 it only comes down to preference.

Also, the xfx 7950s run a little hot so make sure you get good cooling options with lots of fans. Or just try to get a 7950 with three fans. Also look out for the GTX 780ti. If it is better than the R9 290x then go with it. It is better to get one really nice graphics card then get 2 midrange graphics cards. You want good cooling. If you have 400 to 500 to spend on a graphics card then look at the GTX 780ti(when it comes out) or the R9 290x.

Put all your games and the OS on the sad, you won't regret buying one. Mine says it 20 USD over, but if you shop for deals on several websites, you can save some money.
BTW, I have pcpartpicker configured to only show the prices on newegg, amazon, and NCIX.