First time building, need opinion.

Since I will be working alot this summer, I decided to use some of that money to build a desktop. Not only do I feel like I would need this (only have 13 in Macbook), it also seems like something fun to do. Since it was my first time doing this, I just decided to use some of the parts from tom's 1k build in March, which is also around my budget.

Link Depot 6 ft. HDMI TO HDMI A/V Cable Model HDMI-2-HDMI - OEM
Item #: N82E16812189053
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-$10.00 Instant
$14.99
$4.99

ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
Item #: N82E16827135204
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$21.99

COOLER MASTER Storm Enforcer SGC-1000-KWN1 Black SECC / ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case ATX PS2 / EPS 12V (optional ...
Item #: N82E16811119240
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
$89.99

Western Digital Caviar Black WD7502AAEX 750GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822136794
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
$69.99

ASUS VE247H Black 23.6" Full HD HDMI LED BackLight LCD Monitor
Item #: N82E16824236112
Return Policy: Monitor Standard Return Policy
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-$20.00 Instant
$10.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
$219.99
$199.99

SAPPHIRE 100283-3L Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
Item #: N82E16814102873
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-$5.00 Instant
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$119.99
$114.99

CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible ...
Item #: N82E16817139005
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-$30.00 Instant
$10.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
$119.99
$89.99

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL7D-4GBRH
Item #: N82E16820231276
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy
$54.99

ASRock P67 EXTREME4 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813157229
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$159.99

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
Item #: N82E16819115072
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$224.99

Patriot X-Porter 2GB Flash Drive (USB2.0 Portable) Model PSF2GUSB
Item #: N82E16820241103
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy
-$5.99 Saving
$5.99
$0.00

COOLER MASTER Megaflow 200 R4-LUS-07AR-GP 200mm Red LED Case Fan
Item #: N82E16835103072
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$21.99

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel ...
Item #: N82E16835103065
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$39.99

Subtotal: $1,093.88


Everything here is from Newegg. I plan to use this for some CAD work and probably play a few games. Any opinion on what I should get/change from the list above would be helpful.

Thanks!
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  1. ^ Nice build, some suggestions -
    1. Graphics card, IMO for 1080p, HD 6850 or above would be a better option,... You can easily save some money with a different mobo/ CASE and get a better graphic card,...

    2. HDD - Samsung F3 1TB would be a better option, more for the money and also SATA 6GB/s for mechanical drives is just a marketing gimmick,...
  2. gkay09 said:
    ^ Nice build, some suggestions -
    1. Graphics card, IMO for 1080p, HD 6850 or above would be a better option,... You can easily save some money with a different mobo/ CASE and get a better graphic card,...

    2. HDD - Samsung F3 1TB would be a better option, more for the money and also SATA 6GB/s for mechanical drives is just a marketing gimmick,...

    1. I will take the 6850 into consideration and will probably end up getting it. Are you suggesting me to change the mobo because it is not a good option, or is it to accommodate the increase of price for the new graphics card? If the mobo is good enough, I don't mind keeping it and spending more to ditch the 5770 for the 6850. Which mobo would you recommend if I were to change? Choosing a mobo is probably the hardest for me because I don't really know what to look for besides having the right socket to fit the i5.

    2. I'll look more into this and will probably buy it also.

    Thanks!
  3. ^ That board is an enthusiast board and if you are into just casual overclocking and regular stuffs, then I doubt it would be of good value,...
    Check this one, has good features for the price -
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128493
  4. gkay09 said:
    ^ That board is an enthusiast board and if you are into just casual overclocking and regular stuffs, then I doubt it would be of good value,...
    Check this one, has good features for the price -
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128493

    You said the one I chose was too much for casual stuff, but the one you gave me is even more expensive. I don't get it.
  5. ^ Ahh sorry, I mistook the mobo as the Z68 chipset version which is much costlier, my bad...

    And get the Z68 chipset as it is the latest one from Intel and supposedly is compatible with the Intel Ivy Bridge CPUs, and many additional features...
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/intel-z68-express-smart-response-technology-ssd-caching,2938.html
    Another cheaper Z68 board,...
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128502
  6. you don't need the extra fan, the HDMI cable nor the heatsink and fan. money saved right there.
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