$750-$1000 first time gaming pc

Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: this weekend
Budget Range: 750-1000 before Rebates; before Shipping
System being used for: Important: gaming, surfing,
Are you buying a monitor: No
Do you need to buy OS: Yes
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com
Location: US
Your Monitor Resolution: 1280x1024

I want to be able to play minecraft at far distance, DayZ and Tribes Ascend decently for now until I can upgrade later, and from what I can tell it will be.
What I think Im going to get:

Asus P8Z68-V/Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS $175.99

Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K $229.99

Asus ENGTX550 TI DC/DI/1GD5 GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x 16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card $129.99

Corsair Enthusiast Series TX650M 650W ATX12V v2.31 / EPS12V v2.92 80 plus bronze Certified Semi Modular high performance power supply $109.99

Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) $47.99

LG DVD Burner 24x DVD+R 8x DVD+RW ect... $17.99

Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive $109.99

Microsoft Windows 7 home premium sp1 64bit - OEM $99.99

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 $29.99

NZXT Phantom 410 CA-PH410-B1 Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $99.99

Any input would be very helpful.
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  1. There is no point in getting that mobo, get a cheaper one, like this one.
    You will not be able to sli with this board though.
    That GPU is a rip off. If you are only gonna spend 130 on a GPU at least get a 560se but I would recommend this 7850 or another 7850 one as they are not mush more expensive.
    get this PSU, it is the same wattage and is cheaper.
    Also be sure you want to get that CPU cooler, it is not really needed unless you do relatively high ocing. And also make sure you want that case, you can get one that will work just as well for half the price. But to conclude, if you listen to me you will spend $15 less not including things I think can be cut out. But if you listen to nothing else I say, PLEASE don't get the 550ti, you can get better cards made by nvidia for the same price. That card is one of the worst price for performance out there, the only one that is arguably worse is the 640.
  2. thanks
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