(Help) First Gaming Rig

I'm somewhat new here and I've read a few post about people and there setups. This question has probably been asked a lot but I need insight on my Gaming Rig I'm going to build.

Price Range: $500-$900 (I have a monitor, Keyboard, and mouse.

Use (Greatest to Least):Gaming (WoW, Starcaft 2, Diablo 3, Fallout NV, etc),Youtube (would love to see videos High res),Music, Web Browising, and Email

CPU: Intel Core i5 2500k Sandy Bridge (This is changible on what ever might be a better choice depending on budget, etc)

GPU: XFX HD-583X-ZAFV Radeon HD 5830 (Again like the Cpu changeable depending on budget)

Mobo: MSI P67A-GD55 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 (Dependent on Cpu)

RAM: MSI P67A-GD55 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0


Case:COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP

HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM

That Averages out to $800. The OS will be Windows 7 Home OEM. Please Tell me if this is a good setup and if I can change anything so the cost can be...better on my Mom's Wallet :D. Also I Forgot to mention I might consider running dual screens so please give me your 2 cents on that if possible.
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  1. Overall, your build is pretty solid. I don't know what RAM you're getting, since that isn't listed.

    The only thing I know nothing about is the 5830 GPU. I'm just not familiar with the older GPUs.
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    I use a single 5770 and I can run SC2 on ultra with a res of 1920x1200 So you should be fine.

    Here is a AMD build that I put together.

    AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition

    MSI 890FXA-GD65 AM3

    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)

    COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP

    CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-750HX 750W

    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB

    XFX HD-685X-ZDFC Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit DDR5

    LG Black 22X DVD+R

    Total is $850

    The money I saved from using AMD I put in to a better gfx card the 6850
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