Need help with a new build, opinions needed

Hello! I am upgrading to a new rig as my old one is basically dying on me, I ask that you take a look at this one I was working on on Cyberpower and let me know if this is spot on for modern gaming and will last for a good while. My concern has always been heat and I'm hoping the power source is decent enough. I'm worried mostly about overpaying for something and also for this to suddenly explode on me. My budget is flexible but I admit I still tried my best to cut corner. Lemme know if any other details are needed.

Case: Thermaltake Commander Mid-Tower Gaming Case (Black Color)
Laser Engraving: None
Laser Engraving Message:
Freebies: None
Internal USB Extension Module: None
Neon Light Upgrade: None
Extra Case Fan Upgrade: Maximum 120MM Case Cooling Fans for your selected case [+9]
Noise Reduction Technology: Anti-Vibration Fan Mounts [+9]
CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-2400 3.10 GHz 6M Intel Smart Cache LGA1155 [-36]
Freebies: None
Performance Tuning Protection Plan by Intel: None
Venom Boost Fast And Efficient Factory Overclocking: No Overclocking
Cooling Fan: EVGA Superclock CPU Gaming Cooler Fan [+13]
Coolant for Cyberpower Xtreme Hydro Water Cooling Kits: Standard Coolant
Motherboard: * [CrossFireX] Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H Intel Z77 Chipset DDR3 ATX Mainboard w/ IRST, Lucid Virtu MVP, Ultra Durable4 Classic, 7.1 HD Audio, GbLAN, 2x Gen3 PCIe x16, 3x PCIe x1 & 2 PCI (Extreme OC Certified)
Intel Smart Response Technology for Z77: None
Memory: 8GB (2GBx4) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory [-2] (Corsair or Major Brand)
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti 1GB 16X PCIe Video Card [+15] (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA)
Freebies: None
Video Card 2: None
Video Card 3: None
Power Supply Upgrade: 700 Watts - Standard Power Supply - SLI/CrossFireX Ready
Hard Drive: 1TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 32MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Drive)
Data Hard Drive: None
Hard Drive Cooling Fan: None
External Hard Drive (USB3.0/2.0/eSATA): None
USB Flash Drive: None
Optical Drive: 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive (BLACK COLOR)
Optical Drive 2: None
Freebies: None
3D Vision Glasses: None
LCD Monitor: None
Freebies: None
2nd Monitor: None
3rd Monitor: None
Speakers: None
Network: Onboard Gigabit LAN Network
Keyboard: Xtreme Gear (Black Color) Multimedia/Internet USB Keyboard
Mouse: XtremeGear Optical USB 3 Buttons Gaming Mouse
Mouse Pad: None
Gaming Gear: None
Extra Thermal Display: None
Wireless 802.11B/G Network Card: None
External Wireless Network Card: None
Wireless 802.11 B/G/N Access Point: None
Bluetooth: None
Flash Media Reader/Writer: None
Video Camera: None
Headset: None
Printer: None
Cable: None
Power Protection: None
IEEE1394 Card: None
Internal USB Port: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports
USB Port: None
Operating System: Microsoft® Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit Edition)
Media Center Remote Control & TV Tuner: None
Office Suite: None
Games: None
Ultra Care Option: None
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  1. "Standard Power Supply" sounds like they will put the cheapest PSU they can find. Make sure you have a quality PSU installed from a trusted brand (e.g. Seasonic, PC Power and Cooling, Antec, Corsair). Also, the MoBo you chose is designed for a single GPU solution so I'm assuming you don't plan to SLI/xFire. 700W is then overkill for your build. You'll be fine with a 500W PSU.

    That GPU will be weak. How much is the current build? How much is your budget?
  2. Well my current rig is the following (also it's an E machine which I upgraded)

    The graphics card is a GTS 250
    Operating System: Windows Vista™ Home Basic (6.0, Build 6002) Service Pack 2 (6002.vistasp2_gdr.111025-0338)
    Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
    System Manufacturer: Gateway
    System Model: ET1161-01
    BIOS: )Phoenix - Award WorkstationBIOS v6.00PG
    Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 5000 Dual-Core Processor (2 CPUs), ~2.2GHz
    Memory: 3070MB RAM

    And you're right. I have no intention to use SLI.
  3. I apologize, I read your post wrong. The current build is around $889 and my budget is around there. I'd go as far as $900
  4. I think, for a future-proof build, you should get at least a Radeon 7850. If you want to stick with Nvidia, get the gtx 560ti. I would try to wait fot the gtx 660 though. I don't know when it is coming out though so it could take awhile.
  5. OIC. You should switch to a H77 MoBo since your not OC. You can skip the cooling and case fans. You don't need it.
  6. Well what do you do when Cyberpower doesn't offer a certain motherboard as an option?
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