Going to buy components tomorrow. Need input please

Approximate Purchase Date: this week

Budget Range: $600 Before Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming like BF3 and Skyrim

Parts Not Required: Graphics card, keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.ca and ncix.com

Country: Canada

Parts Preferences: Intel and good quality PSU

Overclocking:No

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe


Here is what I currently have in mind

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I52500

Motherboard: MSI PH61A-P35 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel H61 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

Memory: Wintec AMPO 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 Desktop Memory Model 3AMD31333-4G2K-NHR

Graphics: 7970

Hard drive:Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500413AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

PSU: XFX Core Edition PRO550W (P1-550S-XXB9) 550W ATX12V 2.2 & ESP12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

Case: Rosewill Blackbone Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Cheers
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  1. Don't buy the i5 2500, either go with the i5 2500k or the i5 2400. The 2500k allows you to overclock your CPU while the i5 2400 does not. the performance difference from the 2400 and the 2500k is not noticeable. You can also go with this motherboard:
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157241&Tpk=ASRock%20h61m_VS
  2. otherwise, it's fine
  3. Quote:

    Motherboard: MSI PH61A-P35 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel H61 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

    Memory: Wintec AMPO 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 Desktop Memory Model 3AMD31333-4G2K-NHR

    Graphics: 7970


    I'm really surprised that no one has noticed that an H61 won't be able to handle a 7970, and that 550W will be very underpowered for that setup (Sapphire recommends minimum 600W for 7970) . Plus having 4GB 1333 is pretty redundant anymore.

    This would be far more balanced:

    Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131790
    Video card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130593
    RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314
    PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139021
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