1st time builder - Gaming PC

Hello guys, I've been choosing parts for my new build for a few days, and I would like to know what you guys think about it before I hit "Purchase" :)

Approximate Purchase Date: next week

Budget Range: Max $1500 After Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Watching Movies, Browsing Internet

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, optical drive, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:

Country of Origin: Canada

Parts Preferences: by brand or type None

Overclocking: Probably

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

So far, I've picked these :

CPU : Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz

MOBO : ASUS P8Z68-M Pro LGA 1155 Intel Z68

Graphic card : EVGA SuperClocked 015-P3-1582-AR GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 1536MB

RAM : 2x CORSAIR XMS3 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600

Hard drive : Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

SSD : Crucial M4 2.5" 128GB SATA III

Power Supply : Antec EarthWatts Series EA-750 Green 750W ATX12V

Case : Rosewill BLACKHAWK Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Is there any incompatibility ?
Is this system balanced ?
Could I get a better deal replacing some parts ?

Current price : $1,395.91 Can

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  1. RAM should be 1.5 volt for sandy bridge
  2. 750W is too much for a single 580, but not enough for SLI.
    Either cut back to a 620-650W for a single card, or jump up to 850-900W for SLI.
  3. For the memory, get an 8 GB kit (matched pair) instead of buying two separate single stick kits. You're won't come up with a mismatched set that way.
  4. Best answer
    Motherboard: I would get a full atx motherboard. Asrock Z68 Extreme 3 Gen 3 or MSI Z68 GD55 for example

    GPU: The 580 isn't really worth the price. There is roughly a 10-15% increase in performance over a 570 for $150 more. I would personally rather the 570.

    RAM: Get an 8Gb kit of 1.5 RAM, such as Corsair or Gskill 1600 mhz

    PSU: If you are absolutely sure you never wish to SLI, then 650 watts is perfect for your needs. I would recommend 80+ Silver in either Corsair or Seasonic

    Case: I would rather have a better looking case with more room and more fans, go full tower ATX such as HAF 932. It might just be me though, I am in love with my case.
  5. Thanks a lot guys, your comments have been really helpful :)
  6. Best answer selected by myself0987.
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