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Need Help for First Time Build

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November 25, 2011 12:05:22 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: Next week or two.
Budget Range: €800-1500 (~$1000-2000)
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Art(Photoshop/Illustrator/Flash etc.), Video Editing
Parts Not Required: Nothing. :( 
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: No idea. I need somewhere that delivers to Ireland and from what I see Newegg doesn't. I've been using Amazon to gauge prices.
Country: Ireland.
Parts Preferences: Nothing in particular.
Overclocking: No
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080
Additional Comments: Hi all, I'm planning to build my first desktop and am in need of opinions and help as my knowledge of parts is fairly limited. I have basically everything picked as a base but obviously I need to know if all the parts are decent/work together/could be better. I appreciate all the help anyone gives. The parts I have chosen are below and I basically need you to tell me what's wrong with the list, what I'm missing and what I should change. Amazon is the only site I know of so any cheaper sites are appreciated.

CPU: Intel Sandybridge i5-2500K Unlocked Core i5 Quad-Core Processor (3.30GHz, 6MB Cache, Socket 1155) http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B004FA8NX2/ref=ox_sc...

RAM: G-Skill 8GBXL Ripjaws X for Intel Sandybridge Platforms DDR3 PC12800 1600MHz 8GB Kit http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B004HZG4ZO/ref=ox_sc...

GPU: Palit GeForce GTX 560 Ti NVIDIA Graphics Card with 3D Surround Ready (PCI-E 2.0, 2GB, GDDR5) <--x2(?) I assume 1 would be enough for most games or does this card even work with 2? http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B004MLQNL8/ref=ox_sc...

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3-B3 - Motherboard - ATX - LGA1155 Socket - Z68 - USB 3.0, FireWire - Gigabit Ethernet - HD Audio (8-channel)
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0050BGGJS/ref=ox_sc...

OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B004Q0PTD8/ref=ox_sc...

Case: Coolermaster HAF 922 Mid Tower Chassis http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00290GKJO/ref=ox_sc...

Cooling?: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus Cooler <- Literally no idea what/how many to choose here!
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B002G1YPH0/ref=ox_sc...

Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 750W Power Supply <- Again, no idea around these things.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B004BLMFNO/ref=ox_sc...

Monitor/Mouse/Keyboard Samsung SyncMaster B2230H 21.5" widescreen LCD monitor (1920 x 1080, 300 cd/m2, 70000:1 (dynamic), 5 ms, HDMI)
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0038P9AUU/ref=ox_sc...
Thermaltake eSPORTS Laser Sensor Gaming Mouse (USB 2.0, 4000dpi) - Black
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0042LEL3A/ref=ox_sc...
Thermaltake eSPORTS Challenger Pro Gaming Keyboard
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B004EHZCA8/ref=ox_sc...

HD: Western Digital Caviar 2TB SATAII 64MB Cache 3.5-inch Green Internal Hard Drive OEM
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B002ZCXK0I/ref=ox_sc...

Disk: LiteOn IHAS124-19 24x Internal DVDRW Black Bulk SATA – Software Included <- Suggestions? Just a placeholder really.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0026N4U9Q/ref=ox_sc...

SSD(Depending on net price) Crucial CT128M4Solid State Drive2 128GB M4 Solid State Drive
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B004W2JKZI/ref=ox_sc...

Also, please note this is a max end of the budget list. Any cheaper would be awesome. :p  Also 2.0, I feel like I'm missing sound stuff... Thanks to anyone who takes the time to read/reply.

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November 25, 2011 12:11:02 AM

everything looks pretty good. The changes I would make: an Antec HCG 650W is enough for 2 GTX 560ti, one will handle any game. a 500-550W would be enough for a single card.

get the Hyper 212 EVO instead. better milling of the baseplate for better heat dissipation

You probably only need Windows 7 home premium
November 25, 2011 12:37:56 AM

Pretty good. I would get the 750w though just for future proofing but 650w is enough for 2 GTX 560ti without OC.