My First Gaming Build Plans

Hey so I'm deciding to build my first computer, and want some input on how well it will preform.

First of all the parts:

AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition CPU - $110

GIGABYTE GA-970A-DS3 AMD 970/SB950 AM3+ FX ATX Motherboard - $70

Crucial Ballistix 4GB DDR3 1600MHz (1x4GB) - $21

Crucial Ballistix 8GB DDR3 1600MHz (2x4GB) - $39

EVGA GeForce GTX 550 Ti 01G-P3-1556-KR Video Card - $105

WD Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB Desktop Hard Drive - $60

OCZ VTX3-25SAT3-120G Vertex 3 Solid State Drive - 120GB, 2.5", SATA III (Mostly for a boot drive and a few games) - $60

OCZ OCZ-ZT750W ZT Series ATX Modular Power Supply - 750W - $78

ASUS VE248H 24" Widescreen Full HD LED Monitor, Integrated Speakers - $180

Cooler Master HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Mid-Tower Computer Case - $60

Logitech B100 910-001439 Optical Mouse - $8

Logitech K200 920-002719 Media Keyboard - $17

Plextor PX-L890SA-26 24X DVDRW Optical Drive - $40

Windows 7 Home Premium - $100

About $950 in total right now.

Alrighty so I think thats all. Let me know what you guys think about its ability to game and whatnot. Also Im on a budget of about $1200 (for everything) so take that into consideration when making suggestions about improvements to the build. Also I don't think I'll be playing any super demanding games such as Crysis or Metro 2033, but heck, if this build can handle it, maybe I will. Thanks in advance guys.
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  1. It looks like you are under $600 right now. It's a good build for $600, but if your budget is $1200, you could go with an i5 and a more powerful graphics card for much better performance.

    If you intend to overclock with the components in your list, I would get a better board and an aftermarket CPU cooler.
  2. well 1200 including my monitor, antivirus, mouse, keyboard, speakers, etc

    Here Ill add in all the other non preformance related stuff with prices just so you guys can get a feel for my price range and whatnot. $1200 is my max, and I'd like to stay under $1100 if possible.
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