$1100 Gaming Build Final Check

I have a list of all the parts I want to order, and am planning to order them ASAP. I hope to play bf3 on high settings. I just want to make sure that all my parts are compatible, specifically how the mobo will fit into the case.
Here are the parts that I have.

Intel Core i5-3450 Ivy Bridge 3.1GHz (3.5GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2500 BX80637I53450

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9R

BIOSTAR TZ77B LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

All those in a combo at

Graphics Card:
GIGABYTE GV-R785OC-2GD Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

Hard Drive:
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Optical Drive:
ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

In a combo at

Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm Fan, 1x Rear 120mm Fan, option Fans-2x Side 120mm Fan

Rosewill HIVE Series HIVE-750 750W Continuous @40°C, 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified, Modular Design, Single +12V Rail, ATX12V v2.31/EPS12V v2.92, SLI Ready, CrossFire Ready, Active-PFC Power Supply

In a combo deal at

ASUS VH242H Black 23.6" 5ms HDMI Full 1080P Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 ASCR 20000:1 (1000:1) W/Speakers

Windows 7 Premium 64-bit

RAZER Abyssus Mirror Special Edition Black 3 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Wired Mouse

RAZER Arctosa Black USB Wired Standard Gaming Keyboard

Combo deal at

Like I said, I just want to make sure everything looks alright and there aren't any obvious problems with this build. If there aren't I'm gonna go ahead and order these parts.

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    That combo isn't really saving you any money.

    You can get a great pair of 4gb 1600 sticks for $45

    If you live near a microcenter, the 3450 can be had for $150

    While that's the cheapest z77 board newegg has, I strongly urge you to get a better one. Among other shortcomings on that board, the voltage regulator only has 3 phases (really nice motherboards have up to 6). 3 phases means temperatures will be higher, shortening the lifespan of the board, and the actual voltage supplied to the CPU will vary by a wider margin than with a 4-6 phase regulator.

    If gaming is your highest priority in this build, you should look at other monitors. What you want most in a gaming monitor is low latency (2ms for a TN panel LCD monitor), high refresh rate, and a high contrast ratio.
    You won't get much higher than 75hz refresh in a monitor at that price, but we can improve on the latency and contrast.

    Try something like this

    good luck!
  3. So I will change the combo with the motherboard, cpu and ram.
    If i get the processor by itself from newegg(I don't live near a microcenter), and then i get this RAM
    then I get a better monitor like you suggested.
    But what motherboard would you suggest at a price around $20-30 more than the previous one. And if you don't mind can you tell me anything about motherboard and case compatibility along with the PSU I picked out?

    As long as the case fits the size of your motherboard (ATX, microATX), you're good to go. 99% of ATX cases will also fit a microATX board.
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