What is the best desktop computer for gaming and school work but for around $1400?

Question by Nathaniel C: What is the best desktop computer for gaming and school work but for around 00?
I have been researching desktops and pretty much figured out all the specs but I need other peoples insight on what desktop I should buy. Add links if you can or give me some computers’ specs.

Best answer:

Answer by Michael S
well if it can play games it can do anything but big hard driver for school

TOP OF THE LINE

PROCESSOR Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition 965 Nehalem 3.2GHz $ 999.99
MOTHERBOARD Asus Rampage II Extreme $ 398.99

MEMORY Corsair Core i7 Dominator 6GB PC15000 DDR3 RAM – Tri Channel, 1866MHz (3 x 2048MB), DHX

HARDDRIVE HP 411089-B22 300GB 15,000 RPM Ultra320 SCSI Hard Drive – $ 999.99
SOUNDCARD on board
VIDEOCARDS 3 SLI XFX Geforce GTX 295 $ 499.99 X3 = $ 1499.97

DREAM SYSTEM

CASE AND PSU COOLER MASTER HAF 1000W PSU $ 387
PROCESSOR INTEL CORE I7-965 3.2GHZ $ 999.99
MOTHERBOARD INTEL DX58SO $ 288
MEMORY CORSAIR 3GB DDR3-1333 $ 121
OPTICAL DRIVE LG GGC-H20L BLU-RAYDVD $ 147
HARDDRIVE WD 500GB RAPTOR WD150 GB $ 220
SOUNDCARD CREATIVE PCI-E X FI XTREME GAMER $ 98
VIDEOCARDS GEFORCE GTX 280 1GB SLI two cards optional

MID RANGE

CASE AND PSU ANTEC P180B 850W PSU $ 250
PROCESSOR INTEL CORE 2 DUO E8500 3.16 GHZ $ 184
MOTHERBOARD ASUS P5N-E SLI $ 122
MEMORY CORSAIR 2GB DDR2-800 $ 50
OPTICAL DRIVE LITE-ONLH-20A1H $ 39
HARDDRIVE WD 500GB WD50000AAKS $ 60
SOUNDCARD CREATIVE PCI-E X FI XTREME GAMER $ 98
VIDEOCARDS GEFORCE GTX 280 1GB SLI two cards optional

ENTRY- LEVEL

CASE AND PSU GENERIC CASE 450W PSU $ 135
PROCESSOR AMD ATHLON X2 6000+ 3.1 GHZ $ 80
MOTHERBOARD ASUS M2N-MX $ 54
MEMORY CORSAIR 2GB DDR2-800 $ 50
OPTICAL DRIVE LITE-ONLH-20A1H $ 39
HARDDRIVE WD 250 GB WD2500JS 7,200 RPM $ 54
SOUNDCARD ONBOARD $ 0
VIDEOCARDS GEFORCE 8600GT $ 79
Total = $ 491

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