Hi everyone, this is the first time i build my own computer, so i just want to make sure that it will work. ANY advises, opinions or problems that i need to aware of, are much appreciated. And this is my build...
It's all compatible but it's not a very well rounded system. The gtx 550Ti is NOT a good graphics card at all. I would not recommend anything lower than the Radeon 6870 with an i5 2500k, and i would really rather recommend at least the gtx 560Ti. If you must, I recommend you go with the i3 2100 CPU and a gtx 560Ti for a better performing PC than a i5 with 550Ti.
You can then upgrade the CPU later if you wish or if you know you don't want to upgrade, then go with an H61/H67 motherboard. If you really want a 4 core CPU, then the Phenom x4 line of CPUs are decently priced and give great performance but the i3 still beats it.
I could downgrade the mobo to ASRock P67 PRO3 SE LGA 1155 Intel P67(http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...), the i5-2500k to i5-2500(since i do not plan on overclocking) and upgrade the gtx 550Ti to 560Ti. Do you think this is ok? I build this one is for gaming purpose, at the same time i wanna keep it under $1k too.
Graphics: EVGA 012-P3-2066-KR GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448 core $280 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
The gtx 560Ti 448 core is a weakened gtx 570, it is a GREAT gfx card for anyone who doesn't have the money to buy the gtx 570 but want something better than the gtx 560Ti.
Heatsink+Fan: STOCK $0
We can go with the stock fan for now since you don't plan on OCing, the stock fan will keep the i5 2500k at around 38C at stock speeds, and it will be perfectly capable of cooling the i5 with a mild overclock.