Any issues with this under $900 system?

Hello guys
I've been on a long gaming hiatus, but with Skyrim finally out and Arma 3 on the horizon I've decided it's about time I started again. Unfortunately, my five year old gaming PC just won't cut it any more, so I've decided to build a new one. My budget is hopefully less then $900.

Naturally I have my own mouse, keyboard, and monitor, and I figure I can just take the sound card and HD from my old PC (I play with headphones anyways). Anyways, here's the parts I've decided on so far:

Processor: Intel Core i7-2600K Processor - $299.99

CPU Fan: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler - $24.73

MOBO: ASRock H67M-GE B3 Intel H67 Micro ATX DDR3 1333 Motherboard - $85.99

GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX460 SE 1 GB GDDR5 PCI-Express 2.0 - $180.00

RAM:Corsair Vengeance 8 GB ( 2 x 4 GB ) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) 240-Pin - $59.99 (Approx)

PSU: Antec BP550 Plus 550W ATX12V V2.2 Modular Power Supply - $68.15

Case: Cooler Master Centurion 5 ATX Mid Tower Case - $49.99

OS: Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit - $99.99

Grand Total: Approx: $860

Now, here's my concerns:

2600k vs. 2500k: As far as I can tell, the only real difference is hyperthreading. Some people say it's important, some people say it isn't. Consensus?

CPU Fan: I don't really plan on overclocking. Should I go with a cheaper unit?

Motherboard: I'm kind of concerned as to whether it's compatible with the CPU I chose, because its product description reads: "Supports 2nd Generation Intel Core i7/i5/i3 Processors." What does 2nd generation entail? Does that mean it doesn't support 1st generation? Are 2 SATA3 ports enough for the i7 (I've heard it has issues with SATA2) Should I just splurge on a better motherboard?

Any advice is appreciated, as I said before I'm kind of out of the loop with modern gaming technology. Thanks in advance.
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  1. You're probably better off saving money by just getting an i5 2500k...furthermore, you might want to get a more powerful PSU from a reliable brand. Hyperthreading really isn't important unless you're actually going to need it for things such as transcoding, etc. I also recommend the HD 6870 over the GTX 460, they're pretty much the same price but the HD 6870 will definitely outperform the 460.
  2. If you are going with an unlocked processor (k line) get a Z68 mobo to allow the overclock
  3. vitornob said:
    If you are going with an unlocked processor (k line) get a Z68 mobo to allow the overclock


    A P67 motherboard will also allow you to overclock. The main difference between the P67 and Z68 is support for SSD caching on Z68.
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