Are these parts compatible? overpowered or underpowered in some areas?

hello, im building a computer right now, my budget is about $1000 not including keyboard, monitor speakers, printer etc.
I'd like to know whether the parts I've chosen are compatible and whether either of the parts over-powers or under-powers another.
Suggestions for different builds are welcome.

Power Supply unit
COOLER MASTER Silent Pro M600 RS-600-AMBA-D3 600W

Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB

Graphics processing unit
SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit

Mother Board
ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68

Central Processing unit
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz

Solid State Drive
Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2CCA 2.5" 128GB SATA III

I really have no idea what I'm doing...
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  1. herosdeath said:
    I really have no idea what I'm doing...

    You did pretty good.

    I would personally change the case because that Antec has almost no features that most newer cases have such as side-facing drive bays and cable routing holes. Here are a few options at various close prices.

    And most people would recommend choosing Corsair or Seasonic for power supply brand. something like...

    For your video card, the 7850 seems like a great choice but browse around at the different brands. For example, this one has free shipping and a $10 rebate to save a few bucks.

    The last thing to consider is whether you want to move to Z77 chipset and a i5-3750. I don't have a strong opinion on that so hopefully someone else will help.

    Edit-the Inwin I posted was cheap because it only had one fan. Changed it to dragon rider
  2. What you have to do firstly, is tell us what you want the system for.
    Gaming? Multi-processing? Just for emails and net?

    +1 for the HAF recomendation, strandiam.

    It is a good case. And for under $60 you can't really go wrong. I do not like the overall look of the HAF cases But thats just personal taste... But as far as value for money they are the 'cream of the cake', so to speak.

    Heres another nice case to think about.

    The I5-2500k is a beast of a processor. And for the price, you really can't go wrong.

    This table will show the basic differences in the i3 i5 i7's.

    the only thing that will effect your choice of a processor would be futureproofing.

    Buying the Z77 chipset you have access to ivy bridge if you ever want to upgrade.

    The Ivy Bridge is said to be a %10 or higher performance increase from sandy bridge.
    (its up to you to decide if you think it is worth the extra money and go for ivy. keeping in mind it
    may also cost more for a better mobo that supports the chipset.)

    Sandy Bridge processors are said work in Ivy Bridge motherboards, and vice versa.
    So in saying that, if you want to get a newer mobo that supports the ivy bridge cpu and get the i5 you could save money and still be able to udate to a newer cpu when the time comes.
    up to you!

    I dont have much time to type this stuff up. so i will help u out more when i get home from work (and when u tell us what the pc is for)

    Keep researching before you buy anything! GL
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