My first build/parts

ok so this is my first post on this site and my first attempt to build my own computer. i think these parts will work but i want to make sure.. also if any1 has any ideas as to how i could make it better let me know, please and thank you. also i have a general idea on how to install a water cooling system but can't find anywhere to get the system for a decent price. i'm looking to cool my cpu and gpu but everything i find only is a cpu cooler. am i just dumb or is it really that hard to find a video card block?

Approximate Purchase Date: this week or as soon as I figure out my whole build

Budget Range: $1,200

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, surfing the internet, watching hulu/youtube

Parts Not Required: mouse, monitor (Resolution:1600 x 900), speakers

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com (doesn't really matter)

Country: USA (Hawaii)

Overclocking: yes, but not until I get a water cooling system which will be later

SLI or Crossfire: No


Parts I'm looking at so far:

NZXT Phantom 410 CA-PH410-B1 White Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146087

Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136284

EVGA 01G-P3-1561-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support FPB Video ...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130604

Turtle Beach Audio Advantage Micro II Virtual 5.1 Surround Channels USB Interface Analog & Digital Audio Adapter
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829118007

APEVIA ATX-AQ700W-BK 700W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817148040

(changed as a result of comment) CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power ...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139020

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145345

GIGABYTE GA-Z68AP-D3(R2.0) LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128538

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 ...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986

LG DVD Burner Black SATA Model GH24NS70 - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136236


total: $1,116.90
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  1. Don't cut corners on your power supply - a bad one will cause you untold and difficult-to-diagnose problems. Newegg has some good ones, here's a sample.
  2. Unless your a hardcore audiophile the odds of you needing a sound card are slim to none. Like the other poster pointed out, ditch that psu and. Also try to get as much as you can from Amazon so you don't get hosed on neweggs shipping cost to Hawaii...and get a Gen 3 board so yu have the option to upgrade to Ivy Bridge and PCI-E 3.0 later on. Seeing how you live in Hawaii where it gets warm, you might want to look at some Corsair and Cooler Master cases that have better airflow.

    http://www.amazon.com/OCZ-80PLUS-Bronze-Performance-compatible/dp/B005A2RJOI/ref=sr_1_9?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1328736341&sr=1-9 $99.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    OCZ ZS Series 750W 80PLUS Bronze High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandy Bridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157271 $121.99
    ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

    http://www.amazon.com/Intel-BOX80623I52500K-Core-i5-2500K-Processor/dp/B004EBUXHQ/ref=sr_1_2?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1328736610&sr=1-2 $219.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Intel Core i5-2500K Processor

    http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Hyper-Sleeve-RR-B10-212P-G1/dp/B002G1YPH0/ref=pd_bxgy_e_img_c $24.39 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25
    Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler, RR-B10-212P-G1

    http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Vengeance-PC3-12800-1600mHz-CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B/dp/B004QBUL1C/ref=sr_1_5?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1328850476&sr=1-5 $49.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Corsair Vengeance Blu 8 GB (2X4 GB) PC3-12800 1600mHz DDR3 240-Pin SDRAM Dual Channel Memory Kit CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B

    http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-GeForce-Mini-HDMI-Graphics-GV-N560OC-1GI/dp/B004KM49WO $224.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Gigabyte GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1 GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 DVI-I x 2 / Mini-HDMI SLI Ready Graphics Card, GV-N560OC-1GI

    http://www.amazon.com/Asus-24xDVD%C2%B1RW-Serial-Internal-DRW-24B1ST/dp/B0033Z2BAQ/ref=pd_vtp_e_4 $22.88 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25
    Asus 24xDVD±RW Serial ATA Internal OEM Drive DRW-24B1ST (Black)
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