New gaming rig build, need advice/tips/comments

Asus Sabertooth Z77 - 240$

Intel i5 3570K - 220$

Kingston HyperX Beast 8GB 2x4GB 1600 - 67$

Kingston HyperX SSD 120GB - 130$
WD Blue 320GB HD 7200RPM 16MB Cache 6.0Gb/s - 60$

Graphic Card:
In between the XFX 7850 Twin fan or - 230$
MSi TwinFrozr Nvidia 660 - 220$

Power Suppy:
Corsair TX 650W SLi and CFx ready, 80+ Bronze - 80$

I need some help deciding on a few parts...
Optical Drive
Sound Card
Monitor -At least 20" 1080p

1040-1050$ with the parts I have selected so far, I would like to keep it under 1300$ without the monitor, 1550$ with it.

Please tell me if my build is bogus or too expensive!
I would like for it too preform highly on games such as
--Games of that graphic nature

Do I need more wattage from my PSU?
Is it all compatible?
If needed build me another PC within the same budget, cheaper the better! :D

Note: I would like to complete this in < 2 months


Approximate Purchase Date: 1-2 Months

Budget Range: 1100-1500$

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Surfing, School, Movies

Are you buying a monitor: Yes

Parts to Upgrade: Entire PC build

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg

Location: Mansfield, OH

Parts Preferences: Brands: Intel, Kingston, XFX, MSi, Asus, EVGA, Western Digital, Corsair, NZXT, CoolerMaster, Thrermaltake, Razer, SteelSeries, BenQ

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Your Monitor Resolution: Would like 1920x1080

Additional Comments: Would like some LED; red, green, or blue. A window, and a fairly quite system.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: To have a system to last me, and to run games.
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  1. If you could fill out this form, it will give us the info needed to best help you.

    650W is fine for a single card rig.
    Its all compatible yes, but you can definitely get better for your money.
  2. Problem solved ^^^^
  3. Dont know why, but went with a blue colour scheme on this build.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.97 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($389.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: NZXT Switch 810 (Black) ATX Full Tower Case ($154.94 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: XFX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
    Monitor: Asus VE248Q 24.0" Monitor ($179.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1378.83
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-17 08:18 EDT-0400)

    That should serve very well I think, and allows you room to expand to Crossfire later on if you wanted. You have about $100 left if you want to get some aftermarket fans or lighting solutions (look up the NZXT Hue).
  4. id get something like this

    you can drop down to the 128gb model for 84.99
  5. Would the 7970 or the 670 Bottleneck that i5?
  6. no. nothing will
  7. Well Im pretty set on that Mobo.. but what I've gotten..
    8GB Corsair Vengance
    either a 670 or 7970?
  8. why would you pay 240 dollars for a scam. dust shield traps heat and dust, makes you run a 40mm whining engine fan to cool it down, and has less features than a ud4h
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