Gaming build

This build is a gaming rig I'm working on to put in my bedroom but also for hosting my minecraft server, after moving it from my old PC in the living room.
Btw, any help on getting better parts for less or improving the build would be appreciated!

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Budget: $1000
Build (OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit)
Case: RAIDMAX SMILODON ATX-612WB (link)
Processor: Intel Core i5-2300 Sandy Bridge 2.8GHz (3.1GHz Turbo Boost) (link)
Mobo [Motherboard]: ASUS P8H61-M LE/CSM (REV 3.0) (link)
Ram: Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 4GB (4 x 2GB) (link)
Power Supply: SILVERSTONE Strider Plus ST50F-P 500W (link)
Video Card: EVGA 01G-P3-1556-KR GeForce GTX 550 (link)
Hard Drives: Corsair Force F40 CSSD-F40GB2* (40 GB) (link) and SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3R HE103SJ 1TB (link)
Optical Drive: ASUS DRW-24B1ST (link)

*as boot drive/OS and crucial files only

Total: $890 (not including the OS)
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  1. I would change to the following:

    Intel i3 2100 (3.1Ghz Hyper Threading) $125
    ASUS P8H67-M LE (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel H67 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard $105
    You choose a nice ATX mid tower case but the mobo that you have chosen is a micro ATX I dont know if it will fit.
  2. You should get a case other than the raidmax one, I own the green version of it and I hate it. There is no cable management, none of the fans have three pin connectors, the side handles are cheaply made, and the front door thing is just a pain in the a**. Oh and raidmax will never send you the rebate mine was approved over two months ago.
  3. Thank you for the advice, guys. I'll look into all of the parts later and pick out what I think is best. Thanks! :D
  4. Oh yeah the Raidmax case will hold micro-atx boards but another reason not to get it is mine was missing some M/B standoffs, luckily I had some left over from my last build.
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