Really? I was kind of under the impression that I was going fairly high-end, putting a full grand into it
$1000 is plenty, if you don't need a mouse, keyboard, monitor, speakers, and OS. That's about $300 worth of parts, bringing your $1000 down to $700. An i5 4670k, a decent motherboard, and a cooler will run you close to $400, leaving you with only $300. $200 for a decent graphics card and your left with just $100 for a case, PSU, RAM, and HDD. That's tough.
Is it really that bad? Holding it up side by side with the recommended specs for Bioshock Infinite and it seems to blow it out of the water. Double the needed RAM, triple the... graphics card power (GPU?), and such.
Am I really gimping myself that much going down to what you posted compared to the build in the OP? I ask because it's not that I can't afford the extra few hundred, I just figured it'd be unnecessary.
One day dude, I'm just gonna get off the bus, and I'm gonna run in the woods and never come back, and when I come back I'm gonna be the knife master! -The Rev