Building a new system(Gaming) Advice please!

Hey. I am building a gaming system. I am a first timer. I have the parts listed below that i am going to use. :)
SPECS/PARTS
Case: NZXT Phantom : http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004WO17UC/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER
CPU: i5 2500k : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072
MOBO: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813188098
VS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157264
VS
http://www.amazon.com/ASUS-Intel-LGA-1155-Motherboards/dp/B006L6ZISG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1330474885&sr=8-1
CPU Cooler: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001KUV2KQ/ref=ox_sc_act_title_8?ie=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER
GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127575&Tpk=r6950%20twin%20frozr%203 :pt1cable:
PSU: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005E98EI2/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER
Blue Ray Player: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003XIM3QK/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&m=A23NVCSO4PYH3S
RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231429
vs
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233143
HDD: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004VFJ9MK/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?ie=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER
OS: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004Q0PT3I/ref=ox_sc_act_title_3?ie=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER
Lighting: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000VD3EPY/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?ie=UTF8&m=A1H9NMCPZH97BO
Fans: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0026ZPFC0/ref=ox_sc_act_title_5?ie=UTF8&m=A2EUTVCJXLAJ4K
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002LE8BJA/ref=ox_sc_act_title_9?ie=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER
This is my setup.(sorry for so many links) I am going to play at 1600x900 BF3, Skyrim (Maxed/High)
I am also going to try to flash my 6950 to the 6970 bios. http://www.techpowerup.com/articles/overclocking/vidcard/159
And i wanted to ask if you guys know a good card reader.I saw this. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820132022
Thanks! give me some advice please. I AM A FANBOY OF NVIDIA. SO IF IT IS POSSIBLE PLEASE RECOMMEND A GOOD CARD THAT PREFORMS WITH THE 6950!
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  1. asrock mobo vengeance ram to go with it. for 30$ more you can pick up a silverstone raven rv03 at NCIX US. otherwise everything is great id recommend that 560 ti cause overclocked it can perform almost head to head with a gtx 580
  2. I would recommend getting an SSD, the R/W time on them is amazing and it will be a serious upgrade. SATA III SSDs are faster than SATA II but the SATA II drives are much less expansive at this point and the SATA II drives are still a huge improvement over standard HDDs.
  3. I really like the phantom. I also found alot of people recommending the Ripjaws over the vengance. i also saw the 6950 with 6970 bios overcomes the 560ti. and i really am not going to overclock. maybe in a couple of years but no overclocking right now.
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