First time gaming build

Hello, I am going to attempt to build a gaming computer and had a few questions. Any and all feedback is appreciated.

Approximate Purchase Date: this month

Budget Range: approximately 1000$

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, internet, picture editing (minor amounts)

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, speakers and video card

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: or but doesn't really matter as long as they ship to Canada

Country of Origin: Canada

Parts Preferences: I would prefer intel but have an AMD video card

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: not sure

Additional Comments: I already have a saphire Radeon HD 6850 1GB GDDR5 and am thinking of may be using the crossfire in the future.

I don't care about the size of case and would prefer a larger one. I'm looking at this CPU and was wondering if it is good choice. Intel Core i5-2400 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz

Any advice or general feedback would be excellent as I have not done this before.
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    Check out the 2500k, not that much more expensive. If you have a Microcenter near you, they have a great deal with $40 off any 1155 mobo with the purchase of an i5-2500k or i7-2600k

    *EDIT* nevermind on the Microcenter. Should have been paying attention to the fact you are in Canada, sorry.
  2. FREE SHIPPING for this entire order. This build allows you to Crossfire two of those cards. $54.63
    Coolermaster Haf 912 Black Mid Tower ATX Case 4X5.25 1X3.5 6X3.5INT No PS Front USB Sound $77.10
    XFX 650W PRO650W Core Edition Single Rail ATX 12V 53A 24PIN ATX Power Supply 80PLUS Bronze PSU $114.69
    Gigabyte Z68MA-D2H-B3 mATX LGA1155 Z68 DDR3 1PCI-E16 1PCI-E1 HDMI DVI SLI SATA3 USB3.0 Motherboard $208.79
    Intel Core i5 2500K Quad Core Unlocked Processor LGA1155 3.3GHZ Sandy Bridge 6MB $20.63
    Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus Direct Touch 4 Heatpipe Heatsink $65.54
    G.SKILL Ripjaws X F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Memory $53.74
    Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 7200.12 1TB SATA 32MB Cache 3.5IN Internal Hard Drive OEM $17.79
    ASUS DRW-24B1ST 24X SATA DVD Writer OEM Black $93.79
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64BIT DVD OEM $138.60
    Acer S211HL 21.5IN Widescreen LCD Monitor Black 1920X1080 LED Backlit 12000000:1 5ms VGA DVI HDMI

    Total: $845.30
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