New System, approx $1200

Looking to purchase components for a new PC build - thinking about building with the components listed below. Appreciate any feedback more frequent builders might share about components; not worried about optical drives/OS at this point.

Proc: Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor

Cooler: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler

Mobo: ASRock P67 EXTREME6 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Ram: G.SKILL Ripjaws X + Turbulence II Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory Model F3-17000CL9D-8GBXLD
~or~
2x G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000)

Case: Antec Nine Hundred Two V3 Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Power: Antec TruePower New TP-650 650W Continuous Power ATX12V

Graphics: GIGABYTE Ultra Durable VGA Series GV-R685OC-1GD Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5

HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue WD10EALX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

I'd opt for SSD but need a large SATA compatible drive (its been that long since I did a build). Figure I can upgrade to SSD down the line if desired.

Again, thanks for any input/thoughts you'd care to share.
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  1. It all looks good! Make sure that hyper 212+ fits in the case, as i've seen some people saying it's reallllyyyy close. Also, I can't link it right now, but there is a sapphire 5850 on sale on amazon and newegg for about $140. It's better than the 6850, and a good bit cheaper. Everything else looks good!
    Remember, you will need a dvd drive to install windows 7.
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