I am looking to build a desktop with a $1000 budget. I have never done this before, but I have replaced parts (and I'm not a complete dumba**), so I think I'll be able to handle putting it together. What I need help with, though, is choosing the hardware. I've been looking around at guides, but I figured I'd ask what you guys think.
Like I said, I've got a $1000 budget. I feel weird saying I need a gaming computer, because I'm not a hardcore gamer, but every time I've upgraded my pcs it's been because of games. However, I only use one monitor and I don't overclock or anything like that. Besides gaming I use my computer for watching videos, low-end productivity (like Office and Adobe), listening to music, and storing photos and music. My ideal computer can run games like LOTR: Shadow of Mordor and TES Online with med-high settings, not be completely outdated in 2 years, and be easily upgraded for the future. Oh yeah, I've already got a monitor, keyboard, and mouse.
So what do you think?