All AMD budget build. I have gotten a new graphics card, monitor, mouse, keyboard, and headset since the original posting: https://pcpartpicker.com/b/fk3bt6
I have been slowly upgrading and waiting for sales. The wait was worth it. I got a new rx590 from sapphire for $80 off, and the monitor $40 off. Everything in this build, cost around $1000. I hope this is proof for you that you don't need Intel to be able to play high demanding games, as the cost of this build, includes all peripherals, including the monitor that is 144hz.
The thing you see behind my setup is a little art project I did for fun using a old piece of plank wood and old circuit boards, which I then painted.
My CPU does not get over 52c while gaming, around the same for the GPU. During benchmarking and stress tests, the CPU peaks at around 62c and the GPU at 64c.
Everything is at max settings on a 1080p 144hz monitor.
Heaven (Ultra): 64fps
Assassins Creed Unity (Yes, I haven't bought very many good games): 221fps
Ill try to post more results later
I apologize for the photo quality, as I have a cheaper phone
I plan on getting vr eventually, and upgrading the ram to a 16Gb kit from G.skill. If you guys have any questions, please ask, and game on!