I am going to try to build my first ever computer. I have been reading the posts and guides here and put something together. If anyone has any advice on places to save money or improve performance without raising the cost please let me know. Also, let me know if there is something wrong with the build or there is some part I am leaving out. The total is now, with shipping, $897.55 ($832.55 after mail in rebate). Thanks!
Power Supply: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - Same price as the one you have listed after rebates (deal ends today though). Corsair is a very solid name in PSU's, plus this gives you a little wiggle room with 650 Watts as opposed to a somewhat constraining 550 W.
I was going to skip over an SSD with my build because it isn't exactly a necessity.... until you actually have one. Those things are lightning quick. From completely powered off to joining a Starcraft 2 game is about a 25-30 second process.. no kidding.
I upgraded to the 1TB drive and made the purchase. Thanks for all the help. I am almost convinced to order the SSD and have it arrive later but I will resist. I am happy that I could keep the price under 1000.