Hello, I have been wanting a new computer as my old laptop dies. I enjoy gaming but have been limited to playing on friends consoles, or playing on extremely low settings with games newer than 3 years ago (Other than dota 2, but it is still pretty bad). I will mainly use this computer for Dota 2, BFBC2, Skyrim and TES Online (Possibly), WoW, and maybe crysis (Played through Crysis 2 on Xbox and loved it). Other than those games it will just be a general purpose machine. I want it to be highly upgradeable, overclocking is definitely an option. Preferred brands would be Corsair, Asus, and Intel, although anything without the god awful blue color scheme (Glory to the Horde and Dire) and brown pcb. This it my current thought for it, this will also be my first build.
You could probably find a cheaper PSU, especailly ones that are not modular. Also, you might be able to save some money by getting a cheaper motherboard. Put the saved money from the PSU and motherboard towards the graphics card.
That said, I personally love the Maximus V Gene. My suggestions above are to improve your gaming experience.