Making my first computer.
Please tell me if these parts will work together.
Also let me know if I am missing any crucial parts.
All of the parts are available on TigerDirect.
I am a bit of a n00b on the computer side so please post in n00b friendly language.
Purpose: Home use and gaming, no intense video editing, mainly want to play skyrim diablo 3 and battlefield 3 on decent settings.
Approx Date of Purchase: within the next 3 days (day of post is 6/4/2012)
Other: I would prefer having some LEDS in my case with obviously a windowed case.
Price Range: less than $1000
Preferred Site: tigerdirect.com or newegg.com
Parts: I would prefer a ASUS Motherboard and I do like my case a lot.
SLI/Crossfire: I don't know what that means so you guys can tell me what it is and I'll decide.
Monitor Resolution: 1920 x 1080
CASE: Thermal Take Chaser MK-1 Gaming Case
Motherboard: ASUS P8Z77-V LK Intel Z77 ATX w/ PCI Express 3.0 and USB 3.0
CPU/Processor: Intel i5 Ivy Bridge 3450 LGA 1155
Power Supply: Ultra 650 Watt ATX 135 mm fan
RAM: Corsair 8 GB DDR3 1600MHZ PC3-12800
Graphics Card: ASUS A455-7750 HD7750-1GD5 RADEON HD 7750 GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0
Hard Drive: Western Digital TSD-500AAKX 500GB HDD 7200RPM 3.5" SATA 6GBPS
Disc Drive: Sony OptiArc AD7280S-OB DVD-RW Drive 24x SATA
What is the current total $ for those parts? It looks like a pretty good set of choices, but the one noticeable hole is the video card. I would really try to fit a $200+ video card in there. The 7850 is a great choice, and there are often deals to make it in the sub-$250 range after rebate. It will make a huge difference on BF3 and Skyrim (won't matter for Diablo 3, which will more or less run on an abacus).
If you're close on your dollar amount, see if you can get a 550W PSU from a good brand to save a few bucks.
Looks decent, but you'll be much happier with the computer if you spend a bit more on the video card. The 7750 is a decent card for the low end, but you'll need more muscle to play new games on settings above medium-low.
Yes, there is nothing technically wrong with the build--in fact, it's a good build. I just think you won't be that happy with the gaming performance if you pick a 7750. Fortunately there's a pretty rich array of better options between $150 and $250.