First Gaming Build

Hey guys,
My laptop has been slowing down lately and I figured it was time to build my first system for new games. I have never built a computer before, but have a decent understanding of how it works. This system will be used for Skyrim, MW3, Battlefield 3, Nexus: The Jupiter Incident 2, etc and plenty of normal tasks like word processing, surfing the web, some 3d modeling, programming, etc. I'm a little nervous about buying all of these parts and ending up with a computer that may or may not work, where I could just buy a decent new computer with some measure of security. Do you guys think there is a computer out there in my budget to fit these needs better than one I could build? My budget is around 1000 for everything, and I already have a brand new HAF X case (no PSU included). My main goal is to end up with a nice, big screen and a system that runs these games on high (maybe ultra...?) with a good fps and handles all common tasks quickly.

I looked around NewEgg for some parts:

GPU: =200$

MOBO: =140$

CPU: =130$
(highly rated by a few friends and NewEgg...I've heard intel is better, but they're SO expensive!)

Monitor: (I'm having a tough time here...what do you guys think?): =(??) 175$

HD: =80$

RAM: =50$
(I know I don't need the 8GB, but it seems like a good deal from a good brand with perfect reviews.)

PSU: =100$

Total = 875$ (Plus Mouse, keyboard, cables, and any fans that I may need)
I know SSD's are a lot faster, but they seemed really expensive for the amount of storage. Would getting one to run games off of be beneficial?

Well, any help would be appreciated. I know this list may be a little rough, but I really am pretty new to this. :)
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  1. Getting a SSD would help in the fact that you could put the OS on it and the rest on the conventional hdd. I would go with this monitor that you chose;
    ASUS VW246H Glossy Black 24" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 ASCR 20000:1 (1000:1) Built-in Speakers . I am no to sure about the psu you chose I would go with this one;

    SeaSonic M12II 620 Bronze 620W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply $89.99

    Also I would go with this video card;

    EVGA SuperClocked 01G-P3-1563-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card $249.99 and a $20 rebate for a final price of $229.99
  2. Okay to start with if this is gaming you have to remember even if you get the most powerfull graphics card in history if the cpu is to small you will only get part of its power.
    So i myself would get a intel i5 2500k little pricy but one of the best cpus around also to go with it i would get either a p67 or a z68 chipset mnotherboard, for gaming would not bother with ssd. With the screens do you want to use multiple screens for gaming or not?

    Just remember when building cooling is what should always be first on your mind , there is a new article on cooling here,3053.html, that should help you out with cooling and this one for the assembely. :)

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