Help With $1000 Gaming PC

Approximate Purchase Date: ASAP (When I decide what to get)

Budget Range: $1000 After rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, video streaming to xbox, internet

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, Hard Drives

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:

Country of Origin: USA

Parts Preferences: Intel (only because it seems to be the crowned winner of gaming performance)

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Yes, in the future

Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050 is my max right now but I will be ordering a new monitor down the road

Additional Comments: Tips for dustproofing are welcome

Case: Currently I have a Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case and I don't really know if I need to upgrade or not.
What I was thinking: Xigmatek Utgard Original CPC-T90DB-U01 Black Aluminum / Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

PSU: Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-620 620W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

Mobo: ASRock P67 EXTREME4 GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

GPU:HIS IceQ X Turbo H695QNT2G2M Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K

Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL

OS: Windows 7 64-bit Premium OEM

Total: $934.93 +s&h

Anywhere I can save money or improve parts would be great, I haven't built a computer in at least 4 years.
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