First attempt at a build

Hey all,

Looking for some guidance as far as building a gaming machine. I'm brand new to the building scene. My budget is about $1,000. But I'm trying to stay as far under that as possible while keeping keeping the performance high. So here's what I came up with:

CPU:
Intel Core i5-2400 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115074&nm_mc=OTC-Froogle&cm_mmc=OTC-Froogle-_-Processors+-+Desktops-_-Intel-_-19115074

RAM:
CORSAIR XMS3 16GB

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233190&nm_mc=OTC-Froogle&cm_mmc=OTC-Froogle-_-Memory+%28Desktop+Memory%29-_-Corsair-_-20233190

Videocard:
GeForce GTX 560 Ti

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130604

Motherboard:
BIOSTAR TH67+ LGA 1155 Intel H67

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138296

Case:
COOLER MASTER Storm Scout

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119196

To keep costs low I was gonna salvage anything I'd need from my current comp (e.g. audio card and hdd). So Just wondering if this is a good build? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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  1. 16GB is waste.8GB is enough.
    change to this mobo-
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813121506
    other things are great.
  2. here's a better deal-
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130738
    $255
    you will notice good improvements over a 560ti.
  3. Find a hard drive that you like to go with this build and your good to go. :) btw that "chief value" site where that case is located...it's owned and ran by Newegg.

    http://www.chiefvalue.com/product/productdetails.aspx?submit=&item=CE00160850010060&ATTCase $39.99 FREE SHIPPING
    Xigmatek ASGARD II B/O CPC-T45UE-U01 Black / Orange 0.8 mm SECC / Aluminum and Aluminum Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Case - Retail

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371030 $59.99
    Antec NEO ECO 520C 520W Continuous Power ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157236 $64.99 FREE SHIPPING
    ASRock H61M/U3S3 LGA 1155 Intel H61 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115074 $189.99 FREE SHIPPING
    Intel Core i5-2400 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz (3.4GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I52400

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226095 $38.99 FREE SHIPPING
    Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model 996770

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106289 $17.99 FREE SHIPPING
    LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125401 $209.99
    GIGABYTE GV-N560UD-1G GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986 $99.99 FREE SHIPPING
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM

    http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=H61M/U3S3 <---- don't forget to download and install the latest bios for that motherboard.
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