$1000, first build, need some advice!

Hey all, this is my first build and I'm really excited! I'm not ordering the parts for a while, so hopefully some prices will go down but I'm not holding my breath. Just wanted some help selecting a few parts, some criticism, and a confirmation as to whether or not what I've chosen will be compatible.

Approximate Purchase Date: Early May
Budget Range:~$1000
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, movies, internet, school
Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse, speakers, monitor
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.ca, memoryexpress.com
Country of Origin: Canada
Parts Preferences: Must have: Intel 2500K, Cooler Master HAF 922, Seasonic X-series power supply
Overclocking: Yes
SLI or Crossfire: No
Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050

CASE - $90
COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

CPU - $220
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K

PSU - $160
SeaSonic X Series X650 Gold ((SS-650KM Active PFC F3)) 650W ATX12V V2.3/EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

RAM - $50
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL

-Don't plan on OC'ing my ram so I dont know if there is a better, cheaper choice.

COOLING - $30
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7

HDD - $50
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

WIRELESS - $30
ASUS PCE-N13 IEEE 802.11b/g/n PCI Express Wireless Adapter Up to 300Mbps Wireless Data Rates 64-bit/128-bit WEP, TKIP, and AES WI-Fi alliance WPA, WPA2

-With the mobo I've selected, will this thing be blocked by my video card? Cause that would really suck...

MOTHERBOARD - $125
MSI P67A-C43 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

-This probably isn't the greatest thing to cut corners on, but I was hoping to get the price of the motherboard down a bit. I don't need fancy features, just the ability to OC, 4 ram slots, a single PCIe x16 slot, and good build quality. I think I picked a decent board with these needs but I was wondering if someone had any better ideas.

GRAPHICS - $220
EVGA 01G-P3-1373-AR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) Superclocked EE 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

-Any other ideas? I'm new to this so I don't know if this card is dated or not. I don't need the latest and greatest for the sake of saving money, but if there is another card that will suit me feel free to suggest.

OPTICAL - $?
-No idea. Need to be able to read/write CD's and DVD's. Other than that, meh.

TOTAL ~ $975


Thanks for any and all advice folks
J
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  2. Hey thanks for the reply!

    As far as the PSU is concerned is it necessary to get a 750W for a single card? No matter where I seem to look it seems no one really agrees on how much I would need. And thanks for bringing to my attention that Frozr, it looks sick and from what google provides me, its much better card for not too much more money

    I also like that mobo, as its almost the same price after rebates as the one I picked, and it has more features. But if I dont plan on using more than one GPU is there another board of similar quality that will cost less?

    Unfortunately, I do need windows... But I've left it out of my $1000ish budget so it wont be an issue
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