Final Review of First PC Build - $1000

I am new to PC's and just want to make sure that all of my final selected parts are compatible. I know all the parts are from circuit city but I plan on ordering them over Newegg. I plan on using this first build to fully commit to PC over console gaming.

$100.00 - AOC e2051Sn 20" Class Widescreen LED Backlit Monitor

$40.00 - Microsoft 69R-00001 Bluetooth Notebook Mouse 5000

$40.00 - Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000

$75.00 - Xion AXP970-001BK Predator Gaming Mid-Tower Case

$125.00 - Gigabyte Z68A-D3H-B3 Intel Z68 Motherboard

$200.00 - Intel Core i5-2400 BX80623I52400 Processor

$100.00 - Gigabyte GV-R685OC-1GD Radeon HD 6850 Video Card

$90.00 - Western Digital WD5000AAKX Caviar Blue Hard Drive

$55.00 - Corsair CMX8GX3M2A1600C9 XMS3 8GB DDR3 RAM Kit

$85.00 - Corsair CP-9020003-NA Enthusiast Series TX750M Modular Power Supply

$20.00 - MSI DH-18D5S 18X DVDROM Drive
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    Pretty decent choices all around, but Xion is a horrible case manufacturer. They're as bad if not worse than Apevia and Raidmax. Go with something like a Cooler Master HAF 912, which will actually save you $20. Use that $20 and instead upgrade to the Gigabyte Z68XP-UD3H. That board has way more expansion options for the price.

    Try this:


    And then I'm not sure I recommend that monitor. That's another one that my work buys frequently because they're cheap but these monitors don't last very long. Go with an Acer or a Hanns G instead. Try something like this:

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  3. Thanks for the advice.
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