So it's been probably about 6 or 7 years since I've built a pc and I'm not up on the latest info. Basically I'm looking to build a system that I can play games on but try to keep it in the $1000 range if that's still possible these days.
I'm most interested on what the latest is with motherboard/processor combos (there are at least 7 different socket types now?) and to a lesser extent video cards. I don't want to go top of the line because that's where you really pay through the nose, but I want the most bang for my buck, so to speak.