Need advice building new pc

I want a new pc, I play a lot of fps shooters, WoW, HoN, Dota2, Cs:GO, and ect... I asked for help from old teammates that are more pc savy then me and this is what they came up with. I wanted to spend less then 1000 or less but right now its at like 950 not including taxes and I still have to buy windows and a cheap monitor for the gf. ( I have a new monitor already, which I will use and give her this cheaper one that I will buy her and let her use my old pc with.)

Power Supply
Video Card
Mother Board

If you can help me with maybe better bang for the buck stuff for around the same price or cheaper would appreciate it! thanks
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    For any build over $800 you should be aiming at the i5 2500k hands down.

    To make that happen I would drop your SSD to get the i5

    i5 2500k (~$220)
    ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 (~$125)[2-way SLI/CF]
    Hyper 212+ (~$25)
    Seagate Barracuda 500GB HDD (~$100)
    Any $20 CD/DVD Drive
    Low Profile RAM (ones that dont have the toothy heatsinks) Corsair Veneance 8GB DDR3 1600mhz
    PSU: 750W (if you plan to SLI, if not 600W will do)
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  3. Emelth +1

    Unless your a huge computer guru and want to rearrange your data all the time I like the idea of getting rid of the SSD, 64 gigs isn't much and you really have to be conscious of where your installs and information are being stored. As a moderate to high level gamer I support just a normal HDD and who cares if you have to wait a second or two between maps or areas, the price VS. size and functionality just hasn't arrived for SSD yet IMO. I like Emelth's setup because worst case you can add a SSD later for as a cache drive with the z68 chipset. The i5 will take you places that AMD hasn't engineered yet, AMD is the definition of price/functionality, IMO it's for people who want to game cheap. Also agree on the PSU way overboard and gold certified to boot, not necessary.
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