Hey, I am completely new to building comps but after a few hours of research I think I've selected good parts that fit in my budget that are compatible and will work well but I'm not sure. Any tips/tweaks are very much appriciated!
Approximate Purchase Date: A week or 2 after christmas.
Budget Range: 700-1000
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming is #1(WoW, SC2, Battlefield 3, Steam games) Playing media is #2(Watching/Burning Movies and shows, Music production with Ableton live 8/FL Studio)Surfing the web is #3
Parts Not Required:Keyboard, mouse, Speakers/Audio Equipment, monitor
I would *NOT* recommend either of those choices for PSUs. You do not want to trust any new system to a no-name, non-rated PSU. Drop the case to something less and invest that difference in getting a solid, reliable, well made PSU. It will make a huge difference - trust me.
I don't know much about Zotac cards - try EVGA they're a highly reputable brand when it comes to NVIDIA as that's really all they make.
But you're using an HD meant for laptops in a desktop build - that's fine - you can use 2.5" hard drives in a desktop as long as you have adapters for it.