First Gaming PC build advive.

So I recently decided to save up money and make a gaming computer, right now I have $1100 to spend but would like to have around $100 or so left for games. Or I could just wait until my next paycheck to make an even better PC/ get games. Anyways my question is what do you guys think of this build? How will it run? Will all the components work together? Any advice?
Make it cheaper? Save my money and buy additional or better parts?
Thanks!
So far I have this

Intel Core i5 2500K LGA 1155 Boxed Processor - $170
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0354589

ASUS P8H61-M LE/CSM R3 LGA 1155 H61 mATX Intel Motherboard-$70
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0365088

EVGA VIDIA GeForce GTX 570 HD- $300
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0363755

Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7,200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s internal hard drive- $95
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0334293

OCZ Technology
Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-60G 60GB SATA 6Gb/s Solid State Drive- $70
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0364779

Kingston HyperX blu 8GB DDR3-1600 (PC3-12800) CL9 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit (Two 4GB Memory Modules)- $40
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0360527

Diablotek EVO Mid Tower ATX Computer Case- $40
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0351733

Samsung 22X DVD±RW Burner with Dual Layer Support- $16
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0382892

Inland Silver Series ILS-600-2 600 Watt ATX Power Supply- $35
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0367691

Then a dell 17in refurbed monitor for $60
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0378636

Windows 7- $109

And probably just a cheap keyboard and mouse for around $10.

My main focus for this rig is gaming, any input? I plan on buying the parts at microcenter as I have one not to far away.
Thanks! :D
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  1. do you plan on overclocking
  2. I am really not sure how to overclock, im a noob when it comes to PC gaming, so I will say not at first but as time goes by and I look into it more I might.
  3. JcPunk said:
    I am really not sure how to overclock, im a noob when it comes to PC gaming, so I will say not at first but as time goes by and I look into it more I might.

    if your not the i5-2500k isnt a good choice and if you will that motherboard isnt a good choice
  4. Well if I am not what would be a good cpu instead of the i5-2500?
  5. I5-2400
  6. Do NOT get that psu. i5-2500K is good - get a z68 or z77 mobo. Get a 212 cpu cooler
    and if you can swing it - go for the GTX670 or wait for the 660Ti.
    -Bruce
  7. dish_moose said:
    Do NOT get that psu. i5-2500K is good - get a z68 or z77 mobo. Get a 212 cpu cooler
    and if you can swing it - go for the GTX670 or wait for the 660Ti.
    -Bruce

    ^^ If you plan to overclock also bad choice in power supply
  8. That GPU is really over kill for that dell 17" rez, Do you plan to get a better monitor latter ? if not save some money and get a 560 for 150 would kill on that rez.
  9. Yeah I kinda thought the power supply might not be the best since it was so much cheaper than the rest.
    What kinda rig would you recommend if I were not gonna overclock? Any other changes I should make?
    Thanks for the help guys, I appreciate it.
  10. Niklas_13 said:
    That GPU is really over kill for that dell 17" rez, Do you plan to get a better monitor latter ? if not save some money and get a 560 for 150 would kill on that rez.


    Should I get a 560ti or just the regular 560?
    I might upgrade later but it would probably only be to around 24-25 inches.
  11. JcPunk said:
    Yeah I kinda thought the power supply might not be the best since it was so much cheaper than the rest.
    What kinda rig would you recommend if I were not gonna overclock? Any other changes I should make?
    Thanks for the help guys, I appreciate it.

    your build is fine other than your cpu and power supply. and as long as the new monitor you upgrade to can do 1920x1080 your gpu could stay
  12. I have a asus 24" and i just bought a GTX 560 ( not the ti ) @ micro center for 199 but it has a 40 rebate. So 159 not a bad deal. the Ti has more pipes and clocked faster you will see maybe 10% to 15 % in games. IMO in games over 40 FPS is good

    40 to 90 FPS your eye wont see it the GTX560 Ti would be a good match for a 24" monitor

    I dont need 100% eye candy to enjoy a game so mid to high setting in games is ok to me and me check book :)

    FYI as the others said look into a differnt PSU and maybe a case for better air flow
  13. The Corsair GS 600 for 69 with a 10 MIR is not a bad PSU for the money, if your only going to run a single GPU
  14. If I choose to get the 560 or 560ti how much of a hit would my graphics take? On smaller monitor like the one I choose because I am not sure when I will upgrade as my living quarters is kinda tight on room right now.

    I am wanting to play games like Starcraft 2, Diablo 3, team fortress, maybe some Skyrim, possibly battlefield.
  15. JcPunk said:
    If I choose to get the 560 or 560ti how much of a hit would my graphics take? On smaller monitor like the one I choose because I am not sure when I will upgrade as my living quarters is kinda tight on room right now.

    I am wanting to play games like Starcraft 2, Diablo 3, team fortress, maybe some Skyrim, possibly battlefield.

    you should be fine it won't be that bad of a hit
  16. on the Dell rez you would not see a very much hit if any @ all, @ 1920 X 1080 maybe 10 to 15 % but it will be smooth and playable still on both cards might have to drop settings from very high to high.
  17. Alright thanks, what about the motherboard I choose should it be good or should I change it as the other poster said?
    Also, is my case good or could I get a less expensive one that is pretty much the same?
  18. JcPunk said:
    Alright thanks, what about the motherboard I choose should it be good or should I change it as the other poster said?
    Also, is my case good or could I get a less expensive one that is pretty much the same?

    you should only change if you plan to overclcock
  19. The mobo will be fine as gamerkila57 said, IMO a would look into the CM HAF 912 for 59 and upgrade that 60 gig SSD to 120 for 119 @ micro center with a 10 MIR 109 for 120 gig SSD not bad for the OS and have room for a few games.
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