Gaming PC build for ~$800, first build

Approximate Purchase Date: Within the next few weeks

Budget Range: somewhere around $800 AFTER rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (Guildwars2, Dota2, and maybe BF3), internet, programming, watching movies

Parts Not Required: Mouse, keyboard, speakers, OS, headset, maybe monitor

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, amazon, tigerdirect, microcenter--other sites work too

Country: US

Parts Preferences: Intel CPU. Anything, really, as long as it's compatible

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: I currently have a 1440x900, but hoping to get a 1280x1024 soon--suggestions would be great

Additional Comments: Quiet PC would be nice
I've picked out some parts, but am worried about incompatibility and bottlenecking. Any suggestions or advice for parts based on my budget and/or games would be most appreciated.


I'm not really set on anything, but this is what I have so far.
Any info, suggestions, or advice on parts would be awesome.

Antec BP550 Plus 550W

Intel Core i5-3550 Ivy Bridge 3.3GHz
& GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD3H LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB)

HIS H785F2G2M Radeon HD 7850 2GB

is it possible that overshooting for the games that I play?
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  1. go with this build and since you dont need the OS you can put more money into a i5 3550 and a small SSD

    if you are getting a new monitor, the asus ve228h or 247h are both great options that are 1080p
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