For my 16th birthday, I will be building a PC. I have been very interested in doing so for quite some time, and I am pretty good at building things. However, I have never really done something like this in my life. I will probably have about a $1000 budget in total (I may have to resort to having it be an early Christmas present too, but it's totally worth it). I have done some research over the past month and have a pretty good idea on how to actually build the PC. However, I am not quite sure if the parts I selected are at the right price to performance ratio. Here's my list of parts:
I live in Michigan and there is a MicroCenter nearby, so I prefer to just pick up the parts there. I also have a decent monitor that is 1080p, which I hope to play my games at that resolution. I bought a mechanical keyboard and already have a mouse and plan to just use headphones, so all of my peripherals are covered. Like I said, I will do a lot of gaming with my PC, hopefully playing games like BF4, Minecraft, and other newer games. I love games with great graphics (who doesn't?), so I would like to know what you guys think this PC could run, settings-wise (High/Ultra on some hopefully). Also, I do the occasional video editing using Adobe Premiere Elements 9, and I might get into Adobe After Effects at some point. For overclocking, I will probably do a slight overclock of the i5 to about 4.2 gHz, as I heard that is quite obtainable. I'm not sure how exactly to do this, but I'm sure I could figure it out. Also, I haven't really looked into overclocking my graphics card, as I was going to figure that out once I built my PC and set everything up. I don't really plan on getting watercooling for my system. Lastly, I want to get Windows 8.1. I've heard mixed reviews, some saying it is awful, because it was designed for tablets, which I can kind of see. However, it does come with major speed improvements (so I've heard), and I will be purchasing Start is Back to gain access to the start menu again.
For gaming, I think that anything above 30 FPS for most games should be fine. However, 60 FPS would be perfect to me; I'm not looking for outrageous numbers I don't think. I would prefer to have 30 FPS with better graphics, than high FPS. As stated previously, I'll be playing on a 1080p monitor, and I like to play Minecraft, Battlefield, and Call of Duty. However, I'm very interested in getting more games once I build my PC. Before, I just played on an Xbox 360 and usually played Call of Duty all the time. Hopefully this will change.
I'm kinda nervous about picking the right parts for my build, as I want to get the most out of my money. I've never done this before, and I know there are people here that know a lot more than I do. I'm open to any suggestions.
Thanks in advance,