My very first home build

Hey all, my first post here and my first home build. The majority of these are from the newegg T.V. how to build a computer, and then I subbed in a few different things. I'm building this to play battlefield 3 and upcoming PC games. I wanted it to be upgrade able and I'd like it to last ~2 years. Even a simple "looks good, good luck" would be helpful. Thanks all

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Corsair Obsidian Series 650D (CC650DW-1) Black Steel structure with black brushed aluminum faceplate ATX Mid Tower Computer ... Item #: N82E16811139006 Return Policy: Standard Return Policy -$10.00 Instant
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$199.99 $189.99

Western Digital Caviar Black WD1502FAEX 1.5TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive Item #: N82E16822136793 Return Policy: Standard Return Policy -$10.00 Instant

$129.99 $119.99

EVGA 01G-P3-1561-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support FPB Video ... Item #: N82E16814130604 Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy $25.00 Mail-in Rebate Card

SeaSonic X750 Gold 750W ATX12V V2.3/EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply Item #: N82E16817151087 Return Policy: Standard Return Policy -$30.00 Instant

$189.99 $159.99

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 15000) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1866C9B Item #: N82E16820233170 Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy -$5.00 Instant
$10.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
$79.99 $74.99

ASUS P8P67 PRO (REV 3.1) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard Item #: N82E16813131771 Return Policy: Standard Return Policy -$10.00 Instant

$179.99 $169.99

Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I72600K Item #: N82E16819115070 Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel ... Item #: N82E16835103065 Return Policy: Standard Return Policy -$1.56 Instant

$29.99 $28.43

HP BD Combo SATA Model BD240I-h01 LightScribe Support Item #: N82E16827140046 Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

Plextor PX-M2 Series PX-128M2S 2.5" 128GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) Item #: N82E16820249010 Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy -$55.00 Instant

$269.99 $214.99
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  1. Assuming you are fine with the budget, there really isn't anything to change. Some of your product choices are overkill with actual performance gain over cheaper parts, but not something to worry about unless you were stretching your budget. The first nitpick would be that for gaming 4GB RAM is plenty, you're not going to see significantly more FPS with 8GB over 4GB. The other is selecting the i7 2600K. The price difference between that and the i5 model just under it is pretty significant, but the gaming performance is not that different, a handful of FPS at best.
  2. Thanks for the quick reply wathman. Yes I've read that about the processor issue between the I7 and I5. My Budget is $1,500-$1,800. I sort of want to future proof the processor, not have to upgrade it in the future. I figured that the I7 has a longer shelf life than the I5. If this isn't the case, I'll gladly go with the I5 if it fits in this mobo
  3. i5's and i7 should be compatible as long as they are part of the same processor family and share the same socket design. so in this case you should be fine. From what I've read on what's down the road from intel, Ivy Bridge and beyond will have major improvements and blow away what we have available today, just as the PC market has always behaved. So to answer your question, I think the i5 and i7 you are looking at now will stay "mainstream" for about the same duration of time before being outclassed by future hardware.
  4. If you are not going to make use of the i7's full 8 threads then you may as well drop to the i5 2500k and get better bang for buck.
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