Also, you have surely read this.
"Our tests demonstrate fairly little difference between a $225 LGA 1155 Core i5-2500K and a $1000 LGA 2011 Core i7-3960X, even when three-way graphics card configurations are involved. It turns out that memory bandwidth and PCIe throughput don't hold back the performance of existing Sandy Bridge-based machines. "
So for a gamer, you usually get that or better CPU and then go as far up this next list as you can go.
The site you noted appears to cater to those that want good lucks over performance.
I am a freelance graphic designer and minor gamer (cs 1.6/cs:go). I recently shied away from the iMac 27" due to price and upgrade inability and decided on getting another pc.
I am a print designer so I will not be rendering video or anything to demanding. I loved the appearance of the Maingear Potenza and also tower size is an issue in my little apartment which has led to me to the Maingear Potenza:
What are your guys' thoughts about this computer and if you have any recommendations that would be greatly appreciated.
I want to keep the price under 1,500.