First time build! need help!! ~1000

Hi guys, im new to building a computer and was looking to spend around $1000 on it. Also, it is strictly for gaming, and I am looking to be able to new/most games max. (i.e. crysis, black ops, starcraft..). I did some researching around and came across this build:
Mainstream Gaming Computer | Hardware Revolution
It looks good and fits the budget, but with some minor tweeking from you guys, lol.

**note: I need help deciding the mobo & case so it will work with gtx 460 in sli***

CPU: i5-760 - Intel Core i5-760 Lynnfield 2.8GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80605I5760

CPU cooler: COOLER MASTER 212 - COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-G1 120mm "heatpipe direct contact" Long life sleeve CPU Cooler

Mobo: ASUS Maximus III Formula LGA - ASUS Maximus III Formula LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard

GPU: 2 EVGA gtx 460 sli - EVGA 768-P3-1360-TR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 768MB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

PSU: CORSAIR 650W - CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply

Ram: 4GB G.Skill - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL

HDD: Western Digital 640GB - Western Digital Caviar Blue WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Case: COOLER MASTER sotrm scout - COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Total: $1,064.91 ~ before rebates

**If anyone could guide me as to items I can probably cut costs in and if I am missing anything, I would really appreciate it!**

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  1. Thanks for the feedback, although I think I am going to stick with the intel (fanboyism) and I kinda want the sli 460s. Gunna take out the dvd rom out of my old computer because Im personally fine with it.

    Also, I don't really care about usb 3.0 and don't really know what the SATA 6GB/s is. lol

    Thanks again.
  2. ^ Check this board
    ASUS P7P55D Deluxe - After rebates, costs ~$130 and has very good features...

    Why the GTX 460 SLI? Check the performance of the 6850 Crossfire...
  3. Great, thanks a lot.
    So I re-edited the build and took your advice with the mobo and the gpu.

    Im going for the ASRock + 2x 6850 CF...650W is still plenty for this correct?

    Oh, also, what monitor would you recommend? (planning on getting it down the line)

    ASRock Motherboard
    6850 CF
    Cooler Master 212
    Corsair 650W
    Samsung HDD
    4GB (2x2) ram G.Skill

    total: 904.91 (without the case- still researching on them)
  4. ^ Which ASRock board ? And for the case how much have you set aside?
  5. And Yes, for 6850 Crossfire, that 650W would easily suffice(Do check the power consumption charts in those articles that I linked)...
  6. Oh, is the one you linked me not supported for intel base cpu?
    the case can vary, say 50-80.

    also, what monitor would you recommend?
  7. Best answer
    Before choosing the board, just make sure which CPU it supports...
    The ASUS P7P55D which I linked is the one that supports the i5 760...That ASRock board I linked is for AMD CPUs

    CASE -

    Monitor - Not sure how long this price will stay
    Asus VE228H 21.5" Full HD HDMI LED
    $149.99 after mail-in rebate card
  8. Best answer selected by darthballs31.
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