This is a build for my slightly more fortunate in life friend. Budget is around $1500. Even though I think i'm at the point that I know what I am doing, it never hurts to go to go to TekSyndicate for some input: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1WFKv
Rational for part selection
AMD FX 8350 Since nowadays most games we are playing are console ports and consoles have 8cores, this CPU will beast in games.
Phanteks PH-TC14PE_BK: A good CPU cooler that also goes with my black color theme.
Asus Crosshair V Formula-Z ATX AM3+ Motherboard : Very good motherboard for overclocking. I want to squeeze every single MHz out of this and the Crosshair can do it. Although I do feel it's a bit overkill but the more the better. Also looks good in a windowed case
G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory Two modules of 4gb Ram what more can I say really?
Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive: 1 TB. Caviar black. Nuff Said
EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card: $50 less than the R9 290x, marginal performance, wayy better cooling and noise, three free games, 10 dollar rebate, Shadowplay, PhysX, and G-sync. I'm going with this until AMD can come out with some good refrence cards and bundle some decent games.
Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case: Love the sleek look, Black, silent, window (I am a case window freak for some reason.) One of my favourite cases.'
XFX 850W 80+ Gold Full Modular. Why 850W? Along with the efficiency it gives, it is confirmed we will crossfire in the future. Also fully modular, 80 plus Gold, Seasonic made and legenddary XFX support. This PSU is the way to go.
I really like this build but there will be someone who knows what he is doing better than me that will disagree.
Also excuse my english, No it is not my second language but i'm just to lazy to spell check.