The lights are on
slow morning with the snow and all that so I got to it early.
At $983 this is more of a high end build. Using a great SSD for your primary boot a 660ti GPU and a gold rated PSU. Only thing I did not include was a tower since those are mostly personal preference. Keep in mind when picking a tower you are putting nearly 1,000$ worth of hardware inside it so you want something that will keep it protected. I would get something made out of steel and if you have the floor space for it a full tower, but a mid is acceptable. Beyond that find something you like aesthetically, I like my cases a bit more minimal with fewer LEDs so they dont light up my media room when I am trying to watch a movie.
If this is a bit too expensive you could probably save roughly $180 by removing the SSD and going with an AMD equivalent GPU. I like the 660TI for its price point, not the most powerful on the market but it will max anything currently on the market. Then in 2 years or so if you want to boost your performance just pick up a 2nd one and go SLI. There is nothing wrong with the AMD cards I went NVIDIA though since I have been using them for the past 5 years or so now and been very very happy with them. They have come a long way with their drivers in recent years which was always their knock.