1st time building, mostly gaming (SWTOR, Skyrim, Diablo III ETC)

Approximate Purchase Date: About 2 weeks

Budget Range: (e.g.: 600-800) 1000-1500

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, HD movies, music, making home movies.

Parts Not Required: (e.g.: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS) Monitor, Mouse, Keyboard, GPU, PSU

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: New Egg, Amazon, Tigerdirect, any reliable merchent

Country of Origin: USA

Parts Preferences: None, still fairly new and not sure whitch brands are the best

Overclocking: Eventually

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1080p HDTV

Additional Comments: This is the first time I have built a computer, so while I have been studing up I am still not 100 percent on everything, I do want this to last a few years, so I am going for upgradability. I already have a Radeon HD6850 and plan to use that until Southern Islands comes out, and upgrade to the equvilent of a 6950 or 6970. However, this is not until later so it does not factor into my budget as of now. I was going to get bulldozer but after seeing the reviews I have decided to go with sandy bridge, perhaps with a mobo that supports ivy bridge? Here is what I have picked so far.

This motherboard seems pretty good, it is Ivy Bridge ready and comes with a lot of other extras in the package.

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz
Seems to be the best CPU in its price range, and I would like to OC eventually.

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1600 MHz
The RAM is probably the part I am most unsure about, the price is right but I am not familar with timeing and whether or not this one would work well.

NZXT Phantom (Black)
Love the way it looks, seems plenty roomy for all the stuff I eventually want to put in it.

Intel 320 Series SSDSA2CW120G3K5 2.5" 120GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
SSD's are also new to me, so I am not sure if this one would be best or if I should get another.

Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM
Price is good, and have heard seagate is a good brand, but m open to suggestion.

LITE-ON Black 12X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 12X DVD-RAM 8X BD-ROM SATA 12X Blu-ray Burner with Blu Ray 3D Feature IHBS112-04 - OEM
Not familiar with the brand but the user reviews seem good, any other things I need to buy since this is an OEM drive?

Windows 7 Home Premium

Already have:

XFX Radeon 6850 1 GB
Really like this card, do plan to replace later though, but not now.

Corsair CX600 600W
Only question here, is would this be fine for OCing? When I upgrade my graphics cards next year, I will be getting a new PSU as well, but will this suffice for now?
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