Building first gaming PC

I am considering buying this build from and was wondering if anyone could give me advice such as: Is it worth the price, ability to upgrade, how should this handle the newest games such as, but not inclusive to, Rage, Starcraft 2 (with possible upcoming expansions), Battlefield 3, Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim... the full link to this is here [...] mbo.667441 .
NOTE: THIS WOULD BE MY FIRST TIME BUILDING A PC FROM SCRATCH. (however, having been a tinkerer for quite some time, I feel confident going into such a project)
ALSO NOTE: I am building on a budget. :)

1x COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case (Model:SGC-2000-KKN1-GP)

1x Asus P6X58D-E LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard (Model:P6X58D-E)

2x MSI N550GTX-Ti Cyclone OC GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card (Model:N550GTX-Ti Cyclone O)

1x COOLER MASTER GX Series RS650-ACAAE3-US 650W ATX12V v2.31 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply (Model:RS650-ACAAE3-US)

1x Intel Core i7-960 Bloomfield 3.2GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80601960 (Model:BX80601960)

1x G.SKILL PI 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL6T-6GBPI (Model:F3-12800CL6T-6GBPI)

1x Seagate Barracuda Green ST1500DL003 1.5TB 5900 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive (Model:ST1500DL003)

1x LITE-ON CD/DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 (Model:iHAS124-04)


Combined Total: $1,178.91
Combo Discounts: -$64.92
Combo Price: $1,113.99

*** I have moved this from my previous thread which was in PC Gaming.

***I want to get the best bang for my buck in PC gaming. *as does everyone

*** If anyone has a comparable build between $750 and $1,000 I would love to hear it.

***if I went too crazy with Asterisks, I apologize.
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  1. crappy psu
    slow hard drive
    and not to mention out dated socket
    screwy low and graphics
    this will destroy the gaming rig beyond any common rape

  2. OK, I am seeing now the error of my ways in choosing my first build package from newegg, however, here is a new build *also from newegg* that I am considering.

    1x Thermaltake Element G VL10001W2Z Black ATX Mid Tower Computer Case (Model:VL10001W2Z)

    1x GIGABYTE GA-880GA-UD3H AM3 AMD 880G SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard (Model:GA-880GA-UD3H)

    1x GIGABYTE Ultra Durable VGA Series GV-R685OC-1GD Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity (Model:GV-R685OC-1GD)

    1x Thermaltake TR2 TRX-650M 650W ATX 12V v2.3 / EPS 12V v2.91 Modular Active PFC Power Supply (Model:TRX-650M)

    1x AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition Thuban 3.3GHz, 3.7GHz Turbo Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor HDE00ZFBGRBOX (Model:HDE00ZFBGRBOX)

    1x CORSAIR XMS 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 Ultra Stable Desktop Memory Model CMX4GX3M2A1333C8 (Model:CMX4GX3M2A1333C8)

    1x Seagate Barracuda Green ST1500DL003 1.5TB 5900 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive (Model:ST1500DL003)

    1x LITE-ON Black 4X Blu-ray Reader SATA Model iHOS104-06 (Model:iHOS104-06)

  3. My main concerns are the low rpm of the HDD, and only 4gb RAM. But, since those I can upgrade later easily, should it matter?!? I am also looking for good deals on a moniter, and Windows 7 OS.
  4. the i5 2500k beats the 1100t in almost everything
    6950 vs 6850 no contest 6950 rules
    another crap psu they trying to push in the form of the tr2
    and an old mobo which doesn support am3+
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