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Is this a decent gaming computer build?

Brandon Mitchell Asked: Is this a decent gaming computer build?

Processor
Intel Core i5-2500K Processor

Motherboard
ASUS P8Z68-V PRO

Memory
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9Q-16GBXL

Graphics Card
GIGABYTE ATI Radeon HD6870

Solid State Drive
OCZ 120GB Agility 3

Power Supply
OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W Modular

Chassis
Thermaltake Commander MS-I Snow Edition

Optical Drive
Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE 22X SATA DVD Writer

I'm a huge MMOer, I'm currently re-involved with WoW. I'm getting this new build for $1000 with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, already ordered the chassis (realized in hindsight, bad decision if this build sucks). I used http://www.custompcguide.net/800-900-dollars-pure-custom-gaming-pc-build/ for a reference. I follow recommendations except I changed the memory for the above listed. I've been testing my specs on game-debate and they say everything will run great. I'm interested in playing Battlefield 3, Skyim, and Sims 3, and as far MMOs go, Rift, Star Wars: The Old Republic, and Guild Wars 2. What settings will I be able to run these games on? Moderately high?

Questions (if you don't like reading paragraphs about my life) :
Is this a decent build for a gaming computer? STRICTLY gaming.
Will Battlefield 3 run problem-free, play well, and at what setting?
Will Skyrim run problem-free, play well, and at what setting?
Will Rift run problem-free, play well and at what setting?
Will Star Wars: The Old Republic run problem-free, play well, and at what setting?
Will Guild Wars 2 run problem-free, play well, and at what setting? (I'm not sure if this can be answered at the present time with GW2 still waiting for release)

Also, I realize the above questions were redundant but it gives enough spacing for each question to be answered correctly. All games run differently. Thanks for your time, I appreciate your help tremendously. For a fact, I have no experience in building a computer whatsoever.

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