Looking to build a complete entertainment system- budget around $ 1000 USD

Here's the build I did almost a year ago. It was $300 cheaper though... if I recall correctly. Not included are a couple more case fans and SATA cables. I've also added more HDDs since.

I have a TV on the wall and dual screens on the desk (not included). I can play Skyrim on Ultra without the system breaking 45 degrees. I have a wireless Xbox controller. I use XBMC to sort our movies on the TV. I use my old Android phone as the remote.

I don't use RAID. Instead I wrote a little script using Robocopy that backs up my data daily to a separate computer on the LAN.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $249.99 @ Micro Center
CPU Cooler Noctua NH-C14 CPU Cooler $73.69 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard $128.88 @ OutletPC
Memory Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $145.88 @ Amazon
Storage Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $98.00 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital Red 3TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive $114.00 @ Amazon
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card $325.98 @ Amazon
Case Silverstone GD07B (Black) HTPC Case $133.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply Silverstone Strider Plus 850W 80+ Silver Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $134.99 @ SuperBiiz
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) $88.98 @ OutletPC
Case Fan SilenX EFX-08-12 25.0 CFM 80mm Fan $5.87 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1500.25
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-25 02:37 EST-0500
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