Is this a good gaming PC build?

I think i have a good setup here but not really sure about the motherboard.. I'm Only looking to go about $1100 with everything .. only component i need is OS.. Do not need PSU, cd rom drive, keyboard, or mouse ( PURCHASED PSU ONLY A MONTH AGO 750 watt corsair )

CPU : Intel Core i5-2500K Processor - 218.98

MOTHERBOARD : Gigabyte Intel Z68 ATX DDR3 2133 LGA 1155 Motherboards GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 - 147.99


VIDEO CARD : Sapphire Radeon HD 6950 2 GB DDR5 DL-DVI-I/SL-DVI-D/HDMI/DP PCI-Express Graphics Card 100312-3L - 229.99

SSD DRIVE : Crucial 64 GB m4 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive SATA 6Gb/s CT064M4SSD2 - 84.77


HDD : Seagate ST2000DM001 Barracuda 7200RPM 2 TB SATA 6 GB/s NCQ 64 MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive - 109.99


RAM : Corsair Vengeance Blue 8 GB (2X4 GB) PC3-12800 1600mHz DDR3 240-Pin SDRAM Dual Channel Memory Kit CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B - 44.99

CASE: Thermaltake Chaser MK-1 VN300M1W2N No PS Full Tower Case (Black) - 129.99

Arctic Silver 5 Polysynthetic Silver Thermal Compound Paste 3.5g - 6.39


AFTERMARKET CPU COOLER -Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler, RR-B10-212P-G1 - 24.77
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  1. remember that there is a significant burn in period for the arctic silver 5. I'll offer up http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186038 as an alternative for a little bit more.

    Everything else looks really good to me.
  2. Thanks, I wasn't aware of that "kelthic" about the thermal paste.. I'll definatly upgrade to what you recommended! Do you think the motherboard I choose is a good choice?
  3. That is a solid choice. However, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157293 would better utilize future graphics cards due to the PCIe 3.0 slots.
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