Building New system Need advice($1,000 budget)

I have done hours of research on how to build a comp and I think I have selected some solid parts that would be good for my needs but input from more experienced people would be very much appriciated. By my needs I mean mostly mid-high end gaming and burning/watching movies and shows.

Budget Range: Hopefully Under $1,000

Parts Not Required: Mouse, Monitor, keyboard, OS, Speakers, RAM(I'll post with parts)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, Amazon, Xoxide or any other recommendations

Country: United States

Overclocking: Most likely no

SLI or Crossfire: Would be cool

Monitor Resolution: 1440x900

Additional Comments: I'll post the parts I have selected in a post below.
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  1. These are the parts with links and such... Idk if this comp is overkill but feedback would be nice!

    MOBO: ASRock Fatal1ty P67 PROFESSIONAL SATA 6Gb/s LGA 1155 Intel Motherboard
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157240
    $190

    PSU: CORSAIR Professional Series 650W ATX12V v2.2
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139012
    $120

    RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231428
    $~Already Have~

    GPU: ZOTAC AMP! GeForce GTX 550 Ti Ready SLI Support
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814500194
    $135

    CPU: Intel Core i5 2500
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115073
    $210

    Hard Drive: Seagate Momentus XT SSHD(for faster performance, can downgrade if price becomes too much of a hassle)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148591
    $150

    Optical Drive: ASUS DVD burner/writer
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204
    $20

    Case: Was looking at Azza Solano 100R Black/Red
    http://www.xoxide.com/azza-solano-1000r-black-redcase.html
    $120
  2. A "locked" CPU along with a "P67" motherboard doesn't make sense to me. You can save hundreds of dollar buy going with a H67/H61 motherboard.

    Since you're not into overclocking I'd say go with an i5-2400 + H67 motherboard, that'd be nice bet for you. Your monitor resolution is bad if you ask me save bucks and buy a new monitor with those.

    Processor/CPU:
    Intel Core i5-2400 - $190
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115074

    Motherboard:
    Asus P8H61-M LE - $68
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131724

    RAM:
    You already have nice memory sticks

    HDD:
    Barracuda 7200.12 500GB - $115
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148701

    PSU:
    Corsair 650 Watts - $95
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139020

    ODD:
    ANY DVD-burner - $20

    Case:
    NZXT Gamma - $36
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146061

    -- Sub: $524 ; Pick any GPU and monitor with remaining bucks you'll be good to go wiht FULL HD entertainment.

    Spending over $100 on casing alone is BS specially when you don't need much cooling (in case of not OC'ing).
  3. Hello my friend. you might be better off investing in a new monitor that is 1920 x1080p

    A good i3-2100 with H61 motherboard and a 6870 would be more than enough you need since your monitor is so small.
  4. cutebeans said:
    Hello my friend. you might be better off investing in a new monitor that is 1920 x1080p

    A good i3-2100 with H61 motherboard and a 6870 would be more than enough you need since your monitor is so small.


    Well if i upgrade my monitor then im guessing i'd need a i5-2400 with a H67 Motherboard? What should I look for in a graphics card to not overdue it for the build(referring to naqqash's build for the most part)
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