I got the behemoth sitting next to me back in 2009, but I think it's time it gets retired. It's served me well, but The Witcher 3(and other things) demand a more powerful machine. However, I am stupid.
I like to think of myself as pretty technologically savvy, but building computers is my blind spot. I know all the bits and stuff, but when it comes to picking out parts, I don't know what I'm looking for or when I've found it. Basically I'm looking for the best machine I can get for around $1000. Reviews always have vague positives and specific negatives so it's hard to put too much faith in the star rating for parts.
I'm not looking for someone to build one for me(though if that's the kind of thing that gets your boat floating feel free), I just need to be pointed in the right direction with a little guidance. I need to know how to pick out parts and why those parts are good/compatible with each other. Help me Giantbomb before I sob and give up!