$800 on pc...suggestions?

So, orginally I was going to buy a prebuilt pc; however, I decided I should try and build one.

I already have a ps3 and xbox 360, so I won't be using it to play many games. However, I will be playing RTS game. Also, I would like this to be used as a media center (streaming music and movies to my Onkyo receiver). I have a few thousand invested in a home theater and believe that this will add to my experience. The monitor, keyboard, and mouse is not included in this budget.

How does this look? Many items come from Newegg's sale...

Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory
Item #:N82E16820220558


ASUS Radeon HD 6870 EAH6870 DC/2DI2S/1GD5 Video Card with Eyefinity
Item #:N82E16814121418
Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy

$189.99 ---> 169.99

COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black Computer Case
Item #:N82E16811119233

$59.99 ---> 49.99

Recertified: Seagate Barracuda ES 750GB 3.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #:N82E16822148782
Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy


Intel Core i7-2600K 3.4GHz LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor
Item #:N82E16819115070

$324.99 ---> 304.99

CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 V2 500W Power Supply
Item #:N82E16817139027
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

$59.99 ---> 29.99

GIGABYTE GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 ATX Intel Motherboard
Item #:N82E16813128502
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy


LG DVD Burner Black SATA Model GH24NS70
Item #:N82E16827136236
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy


THE TOTAL IS about $805.00 after promos and rebates
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    For gaming a i5 2500k is the best option. You don't need 2600k. If you change the CPU buy a new HDD ,not recertified.
    Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" 110$
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