I've recently decided to try and build my own computer, and it's been plenty interesting so far. How does this setup look so far? Budget is ~$1000, but I probably need a monitor, keyboard, mouse as well. Mostly intended for gaming, but not anything crazy. Also is it worth getting an aftermarket cpu cooler if I don't intend to overclock right away? (Possibly in the future) Thank you!
Case: Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
PSU: OCZ ModXStream Pro 500W Modular High Performance Power Supply
CPU: Intel i5-2500k
Ram: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
Motherboard: ASRock P67 PRO3 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500 GB SATA III 7200 RPM 16 MB Cache
GPU: HIS H677FN1GD Radeon HD 6770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
Oh and you can cut out the cooler. I also recommend getting the cooler (The 212 Evo would have also been my pick) because the stock cooler is loud, it doesn't cool that great, and because if you want to replace the stock cooler later you'll probably have to take the motherboard out which is a pain. However if you're cutting corners then the stock cooler will do just fine.
As long as my math is correct, that comes out to less than $1000. the i5 is the standard for gaming, the 6950 is a great card. Now, like I mentioned above, you could sub the mouse and keyboard for something cheap like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... and then get another of the same monitor I have posted. Hard to say what I would do, I love the idea of a dual monitor set up, but I also absolutely love Razer products.