First Gaming Rig around 1000

I have around 1000 to build a new rig but that includes: Monitor, keyboard and the rig itself. Any tweaks to manage and get the most bang out?
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  1. You can't go wrong with that video card basing on this review.

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  2. A full setup all for under 1k

    PCPartPicker part list:
    Price breakdown by merchant:

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($244.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($56.21 @ TigerDirect)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Monitor: Asus VH236H 23.0" Monitor ($157.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Keyboard: Lite-On SK-1788/BS Wired Standard Keyboard ($12.98 @ Newegg)
    Mouse: Logitech B100 Wired Optical Mouse ($5.49 @ Mac Mall)
    Total: $965.55
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-14 23:24 EST-0500)
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