Need Advice/Feedback on Gaming Build

Hey everybody, new to the site and looking to get some advice. I’ve been thinking of building a gaming PC for a long time now, and finally have enough money in order to do it.

I plan on using this computer solely for gaming, around $1500-1800 price range, and most likely going to get it from digitalstormonline.com ….I’ve never built a computer before so I figure I can experiment with replacing parts and upgrading this one before going full-bore and building my next from scratch.

Anyway, I was hoping to get some advice on my build. My goal is to be able to run DAII, SWTOR, Witcher II, D3, etc. on high/max settings.

Case: HAF 932
Processor: Intel Core i5 2500K 3.30 GHz
Motherboard: ASUS P8P67 Pro
Memory: 4 GB DDR3 1600MHz Corsair Dominator DHX
Power Supply: 750 W Corsair TX
HD: 1.5TB Seagate Barracuda (7200 RPM)(32MB Cache)
GPU: ATI Radeon HD 6950 2GB
Monitor: HP 23” Widescreen Flat-Panel TFT-LCD Monitor

One specific question: Should I upgrade the memory to 8GB? Before the new processors came out, everything I read said you shouldn’t need more than 6GB for gaming, so definitely curious about that.

Thanks for the help, really appreciate any feedback!
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