$1000 gaming build

Approximate Purchase Date: closer the better

Budget Range: ~$1000 before rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: mostly gaming (WoW, TOR other rpgs) and surfing the web.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg or amazon

Country: U.S.

Parts Preferences: none

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

This is my first build going to be using mostly for gaming. I'm on a bit of a budget for the moment but would like to leave room to upgrade as I find the money. As this is my first build I just want somebody to take a look at what I've picked out and make sure it all looks good and everything is actually compatible. Or some other noob thing I might have overlooked :P

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K Processor

Mobo: Gigabyte Intel Z68 ATX DDR3 2133 LGA 1155 Motherboard

GPU: HIS Radeon HD 6950 IceQ X Turbo 2GB (256bit) GDDR5

RAM: PNY Optima 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666)

Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM

PSU: Cooler Master Silent Pro M700 Series Modular 700W


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  1. All looks ok but try this RAM:
    It's better than the PNY

    Cooler Master psu's are not highly regarded - value end that is - but looking at the specs for this I can't see anything to worry me.
  2. Change the case
  3. Thanks for the feedback! I spoke to a few friends and browsed forums/reviews a bit more and ordered the parts. I'll update my op with what I chose.
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