1st $1300 Gaming rig. Opinions please

Approximate Purchase Date: within 2 weeks

Budget Range: $1000-$1300

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Mostly for games

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, speakers, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: any

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: In the future

Monitor Resolution: 1024x768, 1280x1024, 1440x900, 1600x1200, 1680x1050, 1920x1080, 1920x1200


I have this list so far:

CPU: Intel i5 2500K
MOBO: MSI Z68A GD65 Gen 3
RAM: G-skill sniper 2x4 8gb (dual)
GPU: EVGA GTX 560 TI DS Super Clocked or HD7850
PSU: FSP Aurum 700watts
CASE: Corsair Carbide Series 400R Mid Tower Case
HSF: Noctua (NH D14) CPU Cooler
MON: Samsung 23\" (S23A300B)

Is there anything out of place here? It's my first time building a rig, so your comments would really be helpful. :D

I'm planning to SLI two 560s when the need to upgrade arises. Will my 700w PSU be able to handle it? I'm also concerned with the D14 cooler, not sure if it will fit inside the case.

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More about 1300 gaming opinions please
  1. Change the PSU with CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750M 750W http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139030 modular and the same price like FSP.
    If you want something more powerfull and modular http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139029 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139029 125$ after rebates.
    CPU COOLER : COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099 35$
    Buy 7870 is much better than 7850.
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