First off, thanks for your time. I've decided to have a go at my first build and have set myself a fairly flexible budget of what converts to around $800, I'd like to start buying parts this week.
I'd like to use it primarily for games and media streaming. I'm not fussed about ultra settings or anything but would like it to cope reasonably with modern releases. I won't be buying a monitor, I'll hook it up to my TV (37").
I live in China, it's fairly easy to get my hands on the big brand hardware but slightly difficult for anything else (excluding Chinese brands). I'm completely new to this, so if i've forgotten something obvious, apologies. Below are the parts I've chosen any feedback on them would be great. I'm particularly concerned over whether they're all compatible with each other.
Your motherboard won't allow you to overclock your CPU.
Either downgrade your CPU to a i5-3570 non-K or upgrade to a board with a Z77 chipset.
Also, I see you have Microcenter as where you are going to buy several of your items. Most Microcenter deals (the CPU deal for sure) require you to pick it up in store. Not sure how you're going to show up in person if you're in China.
Thanks for your help subasteve and spentshells, much appreciated. Overclocking has always had me slightly confused but was looking forward to messing around with it. I'll have a look for a z77 tomorrow, am using the pick a part site which gives me the US stores but it helps to understand the rough pricing and compatibility, then I have to trawl through through the Chinese sites over here and see which parts I can get out here. I bought the RAM on the cheap off of a friend so I'm not sacrificing much money on that. Thanks again