Intel Gaming Build with $950 budget advice (first time build)

Hi, i wanna build a game pc and im looking for some advice and suggestions of the quality of the parts i got so far, thanks in advance. All parts are from amazon.

Intel gaming build

-CPU: intel core i5 3550 - $209.99
-Motherboard: Gigabyte Intel Z77 LGA 1155 GA-Z77-D3H - $114.99
-Ram: corsair vengeance blue 8GB-$48.99
-Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 - $43.72
-Power supply: Corsair Builder Series CX V2 500-Watt 80 Plus - $54.61
-HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB- $99.99
-Optical drive: Lite-on LightScribe 24x - $24.99
-SAPPHIRE AMD Radeon HD 6870 1GB - $169.99
-Wireless: Medialink Wireless N USB adapter - $19.99
-Monitor: ASUS VS228H-P 21.5-Inch Full HD LED - $129.99
-Case Fan: Cooler Master 120mm Case Fan 4-in-1 - 13.99

Total: $912.3
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    Looks decent i think you could do better but i am to tired tonight i apologize about that overall it's not a bad build you have os right bud otherwise if not you still need that Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg) whatever you do don't let anybody talk you into dumb choices i see things differently then most and imho .

    Building a gaming PC is all about balance. If your graphics card is faster than what your CPU can handle then the CPU will max out at 100% and the graphics card(s) will not be fully used. I mean it's shocking and sad how many i see give people such bad advice getting them to switch the the shitty cheapest cpu and mobo and ram they can find and most poor quailty cramped cases with no good airflow PSU that barley meet the minimal requirement all so they can add more money to GPU in the end they are not the one that suffers from their bad advice!(many could argue that but I'm taking in general and just giving you my thoughts and advice anyway i wish you success ;) )
  2. There is a member on here goes by why me he gives good advice and knows what hes talking about so do allot of others but you need to be careful as there allot that mean well but don't know what their talking about or have enough experience i will help you by tomorrow i will i just need to get some rest ;)
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