new build. need psu, gpu, mobo and case for around $500

Approximate Purchase Date: next week

Budget Range: $500 Before Rebates; After Shipping

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies

Are you buying a monitor: No

Parts to Upgrade: Video Card, Power Supply, Motherboard, Case

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:

Location: City, State/Region, Country - Highlandville, MO USA

Parts Preferences: by brand or type: good and cheap

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Your Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050

Additional Comments: I have what I think is a good build put together. pcpartpicker list posted below. The wireless listed with it is for backup. Any ( bang for the buck) help greatly appreciated!

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: the parts I have fell into my lap and I have $500, why not?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-2600 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor
Motherboard: ASRock Z75 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($76.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory
Storage: Intel 320 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($189.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 4GB Video Card ($310.66 @ Newegg)
Wireless Network Adapter: Rosewill RNX-N150HG 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter ($13.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Xion XON-985-BK ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($76.30 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $727.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-28 16:50 EST-0500)

Thank you for any and all suggestions!
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  1. You can get a an H77 board which will be less expensive because you cannot overclock that CPU. If you REALLY plan to SLI soon, get a z77 board.

    The PSU/GPU look fine. I would get a more well known case form a reputable manufacturer like Corsair, Antec, NZXT, Fractal Design, etc. Not that your case is bad, just that you can get a better quality one for the same money.
  2. tiny voices, thank you so much. I didn't realize it, but, that board wouldn't take advantage of the capabilities of the cpu speed. Prices have already changed at newegg :(
    I was going to go with.

    ASRock Z77 Extreme3 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

    and for the case

    ZALMAN Z9 Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

    Now rethinking everything. I may just bite it and go the extra $100.
  3. Best answer
    I think you missed what I was saying. That board you chose will be fine. It is just old. It will not affect CPU speed. I said you CANNOT overclock that CPU no matter what. It is not an overclocking CPU. An h77 board is better quality and would be a better idea. A z77 board will ONLY be needed if you plan to SLI.
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