First gaming build <$800

Hi, I'm building a new computer, mainly to play games. I have picked out the parts already and was hoping you guys could give me some advice or suggestions. My budget is around $800 which has already gone up so that is the highest I can go. I'm still deciding on a case, but the Antec 300 and the Rosewill Challenger are my top 2 right now. I was thinking about getting a better GPU (namely, the gtx560 ti) but I decided it wasn't worth it since I really only play WoW and a few other games (portal 2, L4D2, etc.). Any comments/advice before I buy would be helpful, thanks!

Motherboard ($110)
BIOSTAR TZ68A+ LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

CPU ($205)
Intel Core i5-2500k

($40) G.Skill 8gb

Video Card
$165 SAPPHIRE AMD Radeon HD 6870 1GB GDDR5

Hard Drive
$100 Western Digital 1 TB Caviar Green SATA II 64 MB Cache

Optical Drive
Lite-On Internal 24x CD/DVD Drive ($20)

Power Supply ($50)
Corsair Builder Series CX V2 500-Watt

CPU cooler - Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler ($20)

Approximate Purchase Date: This week!

Budget Range: $800 max

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Playing games! Mostly WoW, L4d2, Team Fortress 2, Portal 2, etc. nothing too GPU/CPU intensive.

Parts Not Required: Monitor/mouse/keyboard

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Amazon then Newegg.

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: Intel CPU – no other preferences.

Overclocking: Maybe? don't know much about it.

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe in the future, but not now.

Monitor Resolution: 22” Samsung 1680x1050
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  1. Looks pretty good i don't know about the Rosewill case, but know the Antec 300 is pretty good. And have a look at this
  2. thanks! I updated my post with some more info.

    Also are there any differences between these antec 300's besides the blue lights?
  3. For the cases i dont know i dont think so, also if you dont plan to overclock the core i3 2130 may be a better choice then the unlocked 2500k
    then you can spend more on your graphics, maybe a 1gb 6950 ?
  4. A 6950 like this nice OC card from gigabyte
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