Absolute newbie needs help for 1st gaming rig

Hi, i've recently started to look into building my first rig and after much research i've settled on putting around 1.2k on the tower (including windows 7) and i'm wondering what would be a good mid-end rig for that price. Here's what i already have:

Mouse: Razer Deathadder
Keyboard: Razer Blackwidow stealth
Monitor: Dell Ultrasharp U2312HM 23''
Sound: Behringer UCA202 / Objective 2 amp / ATH AD700

I'll probably throw in an Astro Mixamp in the mix down the road but i don't play shooters much, right now the only game i plan on runing is Diablo 3. And here is what i plan on getting for the tower:

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (220$ i think)

CPU Cooler: Corsair Hydro Series H60 74.4 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler (65$)

Mobo: Asus P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (190$)

RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (4 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory (65$)

HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (80$)

GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 560 1GB Video Card (186$)

Case: Lian-Li PC-K9B ATX Mid Tower Case (110$)

PSU: Corsair 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (130$)

Optical: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (17$)

OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (64-bit) (140$)

Total: 1 200$

Any feedback on potential compatibility issues or going overkill in some ares would be highly appreciated. :bounce:

EDIT: Just saw the sticky...

Approximate Purchase Date: In 2 or 3 weeks

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:,

Country: Canada

Parts Preferences: None

Overclocking: Yes if it's easy, i've never done it before

SLI or Crossfire: Yes, possibly down the road i want to add another 560.

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: As quiet as possible would be great
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  1. Get the Hyper 212 EVO. It will perform the same for a lot less (about half the price!).
  2. Ah, thanks for the suggestion, i'll definitely pick it up as it seems pretty quiet.

    No one else has any suggestion?
  3. Nice selection, I would only suggest some more RAM.
    But you could always do that later on...
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