PC Gaming Build Configuration?

I am going to build my own PC and I am an above casual gamer but not hardcore. I do not wish to run Vista yet, but I plan to in the future. Also, the computer has to be able to do basic procedures such as browsing the web and Microsoft Office. Please list a complete configuration of the best components to use for maximum performance. Also, the total cost (not including monitor) must be under $1,100. Thank you for the responses.

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Thank you for the first answer. However, I am changing it a bit and everything together(including case) must be $900 or under. And also, I would rather have a better processor than motherboard. Please include everything with the config you provide, fans, cooler, thermal compund, etc. I am not a computer expert as well so please provide me with any knowledge you hold.

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